PUDUCHERRY: The wife of an electrician stranded in war-ravaged Iraq met Chief Minister N Rangasamy and urged him to take steps to raise the issue with the External Affairs Ministry and bring back her husband safely.
Mariambi (30), the wife of Ziyabudeen (35), submitted a memorandum to the CM in this regard. She was accompanied by her two sons along with her father and sister.
Ziyabudeen, a resident of Periyar Nagar, had gone to Iraq on 22 February this year and had been working as an electrician, employed on contract by a private firm in Erbil.
Although Ziyabudeen’s company at Kurdishstan had been closed down, he could not move out because of the ongoing war between the rebels and the government forces.
Speaking about her meet with the CM, Mariambi told Express that CM Rangasamy gave her a patient hearing and told her that he would take up the issue with the External Affairs Ministry and other officials in Delhi. He assured that steps would be taken to bring her husband back home. Mariambi was asked to furnish the details of her husband’s passport and other information to the office of the CM. Mariambi, after receiving a phone call from her husband, informed that her husband and four others, who were employed with him, were not able contact the embassy officials as they are not able to move out of hiding. The original passports were with the employers, she added.