PM Modi expresses grief over killing of 39 Indians in Iraq

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj flanked by her deputies M.J. Akbar and Gen V.K. Singh addresses a press conference over the death of 39 Indians who were abducted and killed by ISIS in Iraq in New Delhi on Tuesday

Khokon Sikdar and Samar Tikadar, both from Nadia district, were among 39 Indian labourers who were killed in Mosul by the ISIS in 2014. "I want to see DNA reports", she added.

Sushma said that the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh visited the Indian Ambassador in Iraq and a Iraq government official in Badush city and started searching for the missing Indians, local people said that the ISIS terrorists buried some dead bodies. She did not take any names.

In a statement to the Rajya Sabha Tuesday, Swaraj said Masih posed as Ali from Bangladesh to escape with a group of Bangladeshi men, who were separated from the Indians.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, in a series of tweets, said that using Parliament as an excuse for the families of 39 dead Indians having to learn of their heartbreaking loss from TV channels is unpardonable.

"With a heavy heart, I have to inform the House that they are no more", she added. I was not involved in any falsehood. she said, referring to her statements in Parliament in 2014 and 2017.

Families of the victims said they were finding it hard to believe that their near and dear ones were no more. "I kept lying there and later escaped".

In a September 26, 2016 dated letter, the MEA informed Gurpinder Kaur - her brother was one of the captive Indians - that Swaraj was monitoring the situation carefully, and that in light of the situation, the Iraqi camp Erbil was upgraded to the level of Consulate General of India.

"I had an intuition when the government asked us to go for DNA tests".

In June 2014, Islamic State militants had allegedly abducted 40 Indian labourers from a construction site near Mosul. She also accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of asking Jyotiraditya Scindia to lead protests in Lok Sabha.

"In Rajya Sabha, everyone listened to me patiently". The Congress indulged in very cheap level of politics and crossed the limit.

Implying that Masih's narrative had been a false one all along, Swaraj said: "He later made a story saying we were taken to a jungle where ISIS terrorists fired".

The government has rejected the claims of Harjit Masih of Gurdaspur, who had managed to escape the kidnappers, that he had witnessed the massacre of the 39 Indians. "Their dignity was supposed to be protected, but the forces of evil wanted to defame the principles of Islam", said al-Shimari, whose government body documents those killed by IS.

The sister of Manjinder said, "Yes, she was supposed to announce this in Parliament first, but he was part of our family".

The Minister said told the media DNA samples of 38 people have been matched, verification of one victim is under process.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Exhausted' Toys R Us Suppliers Weigh Options As Huge Retailer Shuts
Mar 21, 2018 - 08:00
Many parents are rushing to the store to take advantage of sales and to get rid of any gift cards they may have saved. The Canadian business unit might live on in combination with select United States stores if a buyer can be found.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pennsylvania district map
Mar 21, 2018 - 07:59
District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States have refused to reject . Democrat Conor Lamb has a slim lead and has claimed victory, but Republicans say they are considering seeking a recount.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Volkswagen Announces Five-Seater Version of 2019 Atlas SUV
Mar 20, 2018 - 04:31
A concept version of the five-passenger Atlas will be revealed at the New York International Auto Show next week. We'll have the official details live from NY next week.

Sabbirs 77 takes Bangladesh to 166/8 against India
Mar 20, 2018 - 04:30
Earlier, owing to a fabulous 77-run knock by Sabbir Rahman, a struggling Bangladesh managed to post 166/8 on the scoreboard. Just when things seemed good in the middle, Rohit departed with Nazmul Islam picking up the crucial wicket in the 14th over.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Romania qualify for World Cup as Spain lose to Belgium
Mar 20, 2018 - 04:27
The Spanish federation had asked Rugby Europe to change the officials for the Belgium match because all three were Romanian. Spanish rugby federation president Alfonso Feijoo tweeted: " Everyone who has seen the game will judge the referee ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Record-breaker Salah hits four as Liverpool crush Watford
Mar 20, 2018 - 04:26
Salah has been in superb form for Liverpool so far this season and is banging in the goals left, right and centre. He has outscored Messi in a team 18 points off the top of the table.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google's instant app tech now lets you try games before you buy
Mar 20, 2018 - 04:26
Not all games can be played instantly without downloading them, but there are a few titles with this feature already available. During that time, you'll see a constant "INSTALL" button within to let you know that you can/should install the full game .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top West Brom edge closer to Championship after defeat to Bournemouth
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:55
I said it was probably time I spoke to upstairs and said, "I don't know where all this speculation is coming from, every week I'm on my last game etc.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Putin wins election (but there's only ever one result in Russia)
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:53
Ukraine is protesting voting in Crimea, annexed by Russian Federation from Ukraine four years ago. In Moscow, authorities spent $870,000 on balloons and decorations at polling stations .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Roger Federer vs Del Potro
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:52
Unseeded Naomi Osaka is their third unseeded champion at the Indian Wells after Serena Williams in 1999 and Kim Clijsters in 2005. Being the defending champion, and ideal on the year so far, Federer was easily considered the favorite during their finals match.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wrestlemania returning to MetLife Stadium in 2019
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:48
There was a stiff competition to host WrestleMania 35, with the Meadowlands beating out 15 other cities, Saboor told the Post . The news of WWE heading back to Jersey for the biggest show of the year brings back memories of the prior trips to the area.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ski lift accident in Georgia
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:48
A video shot from another angle shows panicked skiers dropping equipment and jumping off the lift before it reaches the bottom. They say they immediately contacted the rope manufacturer in order to quickly discover the specific cause of the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Pro Bowl selection Sheldon Richardson visits Vikings
Mar 19, 2018 - 12:44
He averaged just 1.25 sacks and eight quarterback hits in 2016 and 2017, down from 6.5 sacks and 18 hits in 2014 and 2015. The Vikings had expected Thursday that something would be worked out with Murray, assuring he would remain with the team.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Region's leaders gather in Sydney for first Asean-Australia summit
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:48
Australia has been helping Southeast Asian states deal with terrorist financing and counter violent extremism. Najib is the only ASEAN leader invited to deliver a speech at the closing ceremony of the conference.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top You can score free Little Caesars pizza, thanks to UMBC's win
Mar 18, 2018 - 01:46
The combo will be offered on April 2 between 11:30 a.m and 1:00 p.m., and people have to mention the offer in the check out line. The University of Maryland Baltimore County may have beat No. 1 Virginia Friday night , but really all of America won Friday.