Shri Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), has issued the following statement today :—
It is highly despicable that the Indian government is showing most callous and casual attitude in tracing and rescuing 39 Indians who were engaged as immigrant labourers at a hospital construction site in Mosul city in Iraq and reportedly abducted by the ISIS way back in 2014. Except issuing press statement of “serious and sincere engagement” for locating the missing Indian seemingly to play to the gallery, no effective step has been taken so far in this regard. Had any VIP or important personality been taken hostage, there would have been a flurry of activities including exploring all diplomatic channels and tapping all available resources. But for these poor Indians who, in absence of any job in the country, had to migrate to a foreign land to eke out a bare living leaving their families behind, the government feels no serious concern, nor does any other bourgeois petty-bourgeois parties.
We demand of the government to rise from the slumber and take immediate steps to locate the missing Indians and bring them back to the country.