'Bring Back My Hubby From Iraq'

Wife of Puducherry man stranded in Iraq seeks Chief Minister’s help to bring her husband from war zone

Published: 23rd June 2014 07:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2014 07:29 AM   |  A+A-


PUDUCHERRY: The wife of a worker, stranded in war-ravaged Iraq, is seeking the help of Territorial Chief Minister N Rangasamy to take immediate steps to raise the issue with the External Affairs Ministry and bring her husband back home safe.

Mariambi (30), the wife of Ziyabudeen (35), would meet the CM on Monday and submit a memorandum. A Periyar Nagar resident, Ziyabudeen had gone to Iraq on 22 February this year and had been working as an electrician in a place called Erbil. He was employed on contract by a private firm.

Following the war between the rebels, ISIS and the government forces, Ziyabudeen’s company at Kurdistan was closed down and he could not move out. Mariambi told Express that her husband was staying with four others hailing from Tiruchy and Ramanathapuram. They could not contact the Embassy officials as they cannot come out of their dwellings. The passports were with the employers, she added.

Mariambi said the TN had already initiated steps to bring their residents home while her husband was still waiting. She said her husband had contacted her over phone and explained about his plight. 

Meanwhile, Congress leader A V Veeraraghavan wrote to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take immediate steps to ensure Ziyabudeen‘s safe return.

Veeraraghavan slammed Chief Minister Rangasamy for not taking steps to ensure the rescue of the Iraq-stranded Puducherry resident.


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