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Coronavirus matter of concern, 6,000 Indians stranded in Iran: Jaishankar in Lok Sabha

The Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Thursday said that as many as 6000 Indians are stranded in Iran including 1,100 pilgrims from Maharashtra and J-K and 300 students. 

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New Delhi Published on: March 12, 2020 12:54 IST
Coronavirus matter of concern, 6,000 Indians stranded in Iran: Jaishankar in Lok Sabha
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Coronavirus matter of concern, 6,000 Indians stranded in Iran: Jaishankar in Lok Sabha

The Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Thursday said that as many as 6000 Indians are stranded in Iran including 1,100 pilgrims from Maharashtra and J-K and 300 students. Addressing the Lok Sabha, he said, "about a 1000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Gujarat and others who are on longer-term stay visas in Iran for pursuing their livelihood. As per available information there are about 6000 Indian nationals in various provinces of Iran, including 1100 pilgrims mainly from Ladakh, J&K and Maharashtra, nearly 300 students primarily from J&K."

"I visited Srinagar recently and took the initiative to meet the parents of some of the students who are in Iran. Their anxiety at this time is completely understandable. I shared with them in details, the ground situation and sought their understanding," he added. 

He further said that the govt would facilitate the earliest possible return of their children.

 

 

 

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