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India appeals on Gulf TV channels

July 25, 2004 01:11 IST

India on Saturday went on television networks in Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and some other Gulf countries to appeal for the release of the hostages, including three Indians, being held by a group in Iraq.

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Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed made the appeal that was broadcast over Iraq National Television Channel 1 and 2, the Al Arabia network and television stations in Kuwait and Oman, External Affairs Ministry sources said. He said the hostages were innocent people and urged their captors to free them.

The minister said India has taken a firm decision against sending troops to Iraq, raised its voice internationally for the Gulf country's sovereignty, provided humanitarian assistance to Iraqi people and upheld the Arab cause.

India, he said, had cordial and historic relations with Arab countries and in particular with Iraq.

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Sub: India appeals on Gulf channels

I think Rediff you should create more awareness of this situation and get the politicians/government concerned to help these families. I have been in a ...

Posted by Rooswald

Sub: Sub:Its time for India to act less cowardly

This act of abduction of Indians in Iraq is a clear indication that terrorism does not spare the onlooker also. It is high time that ...

Posted by Bhartiya

Sub: Send in the army to protect our citizens

It is time to seize the moment and send in a substantial number of troops to protect Indian citizens in Iraq. Iraq is a good ...

Posted by Jay Shah

Sub: Exactly how are we their friends???

These gulf countries have no other business than to keep testing whether India sucks upto them or not. They try it every time there is ...

Posted by v

Sub: iraq hostage comment

terrorists have no religion. they must be dealt with ruthlessly. Human rights activists where are you now? You have always supported terrorists by you too ...

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