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Akhilesh Yadav appeals to Centre to evacuate Indians from Iraq

Thursday, 19 June 2014 - 10:24pm IST | Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday appealed to the central government to evacuate all Indian citizens, including those from the state, stranded in Iraq.

The Chief Minister said that tight security arrangements should be made for the Indians till the time they can be evacuated from Iraq, an official spokesman said in Lucknow in a statement.

Besides, adequate arrangements should be made for food and lodging of all the Indian citizens, especially nurses from Kerala, the spokesman added.

Akhilesh appealed to the central government to take immediate and effective steps to secure the release of all Indians stranded in Iraq, the spokesman added.


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