Seven Indian nationals have been kidnapped in Libya final month and the federal government has been attempting to make sure their launch, the Ministry of External Affairs stated right now.
The seven males from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh have been working in development and oil provides and have been kidnapped from a spot referred to as Ashwarif on 14th of September.
All of them have been on their approach to the airport in Tripoli to get again to India once they have been kidnapped, international ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated.
The Ministry of External Affairs is in contact with the Libyan authorities and a few worldwide organisations for his or her launch, he stated. The Indian Embassy in Tunisia can be working to safe their launch
The authorities stated that it has been knowledgeable that every one seven Indians are secure, their pictures have been proven and the ministry can be in contact with the households of these kidnapped.
“The government is in touch with their family members and would like to assure them that we are making all possible efforts in consultation and coordination with Libyan authorities and the employer to trace our nationals and secure their release from captivity at the earliest,” he stated.
Mr Srivastava stated that the Indian authorities had in September 2015 issued an advisory cautioning in opposition to journey to Libya, given the safety scenario.
This was modified to an entire ban on journey to Libya in 2016 and this ban stays in power even now.
The Indian authorities is making all efforts for the secure launch of these kidnapped, he added.
This just isn’t the primary time that Indians have been kidnapped in Libya. An analogous incident was reported in 2015 when 4 Indians have been kidnapped and later launched and in a separate incident 39 labourers have been kidnapped by ISIS in Mosul.
Libya, an oil-rich nation in North Africa, has been roiled by large-scale violence and unrest because the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade regime in 2011.