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 Exterior Affairs mentioned at present.
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 known as Ashwarif on 14th of September.
All of them have been on their approach to the airport in Tripoli to get again to India after they have been kidnapped, overseas ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned.
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs is in contact with the Libyan authorities and a few worldwide organisations for his or her launch, he mentioned. The Indian Embassy in Tunisia can also be working to safe their launch
The federal government mentioned that it has been knowledgeable that each one seven Indians are protected, their images have been proven and the ministry can also be in contact with the households of these kidnapped.
“The federal government is in contact with their members of the family and wish to guarantee them that we’re making all doable efforts in session and coordination with Libyan authorities and the employer to hint our nationals and safe their launch from captivity on the earliest,” he mentioned.
Mr Srivastava mentioned that the Indian authorities had in September 2015 issued an advisory cautioning towards journey to Libya, given the safety state of affairs.
This was modified to a whole ban on journey to Libya in 2016 and this ban stays in pressure even now.
The Indian authorities is making all efforts for the protected launch of these kidnapped, he added.
This 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.