Indians abducted by IS are alive, confirms MEA

New Delhi: On Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs gave a confirmation that the 39 Indians who were abducted in Iraq, are still alive and that the government would come forth and take the necessary steps to release them, however now they are trying to collect more information about them.

These Indian prisoners who were abducted in Iraq and Libya, their condition was being discussed at the meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Confirming the same, MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “The Prime Minister asked the President to share with him any information he had regarding the condition of the Indians, to which the President replied saying that any information regarding this matter has constantly been transferred between India and Palestine and as soon as they receive any new information regarding the prisoners, they will let us know.”

Also, Prez Abbas added that the prisoners who have been taken as prisoners are alive. Reports are that 39 Indian construction workers were abducted by the terror group in Mosul a year back and the Indian government has been taking steps to get them released however, it has not been able to do so till date.

Apart from this, four Indian were also detained near the coastal city of Sirte which is mostly controlled by the IS.