Seven Indian nationals had been kidnapped in Libya final month and the federal government has been attempting to make sure their launch, the Ministry of External Affairs mentioned at present.
The seven males from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh had been working in building and oil provides and had been kidnapped from a spot referred to as Ashwarif on 14th of September.
All of them had been on their method to the airport in Tripoli to get again to India after they had been kidnapped, international ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned.
The Ministry of External 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 be working to safe their launch
The authorities mentioned that it has been knowledgeable that each 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 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 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 identical incident was reported in 2015 when 4 Indians had been kidnapped and later launched and in a separate incident 39 labourers had 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.