The family members of Khokhon Sikdar, one of the 39 Indians killed by the ISIS in Iraq, are finding it hard to believe that he will never return.
Of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq on 2014, 27 are from Punjab, six are from Bihar, four from Himachal Pradesh and two from West Bengal.
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Swaraj said no government can declare anyone dead without proof and her government does not believe in the theory of "missing, believed to be killed".
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today expressed shock and his deepest condolences at the death of 39 Indians in captivity in Iraq.
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Giving falsehood to people is actually cruel and suggests a certain level of lack transparency on part of the government, Tharoor said.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today said he was "shattered at the heart-wrenching news" that 39 Indians, kidnapped by the ISIS, had been killed in Iraq.
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The minister told the Rajya Sabha that their bodies were spotted using deep penetration radar. The bodies were exhumed from mass graves and their identities confirmed by DNA tests, she said.