38 Indians Killed in Mosul Cremated, PM Modi Announces Ex-Gratia
The 39 Indians were kidnapped near Iraq’s Mosul by the Islamic State in June 2014.
Deep Penetration Radar Confirmed Deaths: Sushma Swaraj
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, 20 March, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed that 39 Indians who were kidnapped by the Islamic State in 2014 were dead.
Mortal remains were sent to Baghdad for verification. The DNA samples of the relatives were sent there, and four state governments – Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar – were involved.Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs
She said that the DNA samples of 38 Indians matched, while that of 39th Indian matched up to 70 percent.
Deep penetration radar confirmed that all Indians were dead after all bodies were exhumed.Sushma Swaraj
Rajya Sabha Adjourned
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after ruckus erupted in the Upper House following Sushma Swaraj’s statement confirming the deaths of 39 Indians kidnapped in Iraq.
Watch: 39 Indians, ISIS and Harjit Masih’s Great Escape
Harjit Masih, the lone survivor who had managed to flee from ISIS captivity in Iraq in June 2014 following his abduction along with 39 other Indians there, said he had been maintaining for the last three years that all others had been killed.
I had been saying for the last three years that all 39 Indians had been killed (by ISIS militants).Harjit Masih
"I had spoken the truth," asserted Masih, resident of village Kala Afghana in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.
Harjit Masih, who was among the 40 Indians who were abducted by ISIS from Mosul, Iraq in 2014 returned with a horrific story. Watch The Quint’s documentary on the man and his great escape.
VK Singh to Bring Back Mortal Remains
Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh will travel to Iraq onboard a special aircraft to bring back the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Mosul.
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5:53 AM, 20 MarDeep Penetration Radar Confirmed Deaths: Sushma Swaraj
5:58 AM, 20 MarRajya Sabha Adjourned
6:01 AM, 20 MarWatch: Sushma Swaraj's Statement in Parliament
6:05 AM, 20 MarWatch: 39 Indians, ISIS and Harjit Masih’s Great Escape
6:07 AM, 20 MarVK Singh to Bring Back Mortal Remains
6:41 AM, 20 MarSushma Seeks Permission to Make Statement in LS
2:14 AM, 21 Mar'Why Centre Kept us in The Dark?' Ask Grieving Families
3:06 AM, 21 MarSix Statements Made by Centre Assuring 'They Are Alive, Safe'
12:51 PM, 26 MarKin of the 39 Indians Killed Are Meeting Sushma Swaraj
3:03 PM, 01 AprBodies of 38 Indians Allegedly Killed by IS in Iraq Being Brought Home
3:40 AM, 02 AprFamily Members of Victims Told Not to Open Coffins: Report
4:36 AM, 02 AprPunjab Single-Handedly Working out a Compensation Package
4:36 AM, 02 AprRest in Peace my Fellow Indians, Tweets VK Singh
4:58 AM, 02 AprPunjab CM Urged Protesters to Maintain Calm Amid Ongoing Bandh
9:06 AM, 02 AprAircraft Carrying Mortal Remains of 38 Indians Lands in Amritsar
9:23 AM, 02 AprMoS MEA VK Singh Addresses Media After Bringing Back Mortal Remains
10:07 AM, 02 AprNavjot Singh Sidhu Announces Compensation for 27 Victims' Families
10:56 AM, 02 AprMortal Remains Reach Amritsar
12:11 PM, 02 AprProvide Us With Jobs So That We Can Survive: Bereaved Kin
9:12 PM, 02 AprVK Singh Arrives in Delhi After Handing Over Bodies in Bihar
6:47 AM, 03 AprPunjab Congress MPs Protest in Parliament For Ex-Gratia to Kins
7:16 AM, 03 AprPM Announces Ex-Gratia of Rs 10 Lakh For Kin