New Delhi, March 20: The Congress offered condolences to families of thirty-nine Indians who were killed in Iraq and demanded financial assistance by central and state government to them.
Speaking to media, Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also sought the employment of victims kins in government service.
“Congress offers condolences to families of those who were killed in Iraq. We are with their families in this painful and sad time. It is our demand that they should be given financial assistance by central & state govt & also employment in government services” he stated.
Speaking at Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister (EAM) confirmed the dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (IS) had killed all the Indian nationals.
The deceased persons, most of whom hailed from Punjab, were working on projects near Mosul, when they were abducted during their evacuation.