Jaya Urges Modi to Ensure Safe Return of 6 TN Nurses stranded in Iraq

Wants PM to take up the matter at highest level in Iraq to secure safety of stranded Indians

Published: 20th June 2014 07:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2014 07:24 AM   |  A+A-


In this file photo, AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa. (PTI)

CHENNAI: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has sought the direct intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the safe return of Indian nurses stranded in Iraq as a result of the ongoing conflict in the embattled country.

She wrote a letter to Modi, calling for the matter to be taken up at the highest diplomatic channels.

“I would be grateful if you could kindly intervene personally and take up the matter at the highest level in Iraq and with other international agencies including the United Nations and the Red Crescent to secure the safety and security of the Indian nurses, including the six from Tamil Nadu and arrange for their safe passage back to India,” read Jayalalithaa’s missive to Modi. She noted that 46 Indian nurses, who worked at the Tikrit General Hospital, are stranded in Iraq as a result of the internal conflict.

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