The National Commission for Minorities in India has successfully evacuated the Indian nationals of India who were stranded in Libya. Reportedly, some agencies took Indian nationals illegally from India to Dubai and transported them to Libya. Since India does not have an embassy in India, the NCM spoke to the Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar, when they got the information about the issue.
The Ministry of external affairs and the Indian Embassy in Tunisia aided the National Commission for Minorities in the rescue mission. The Chairperson of the Commission, Iqbal Singh Lalpura, informed the media regarding the specifics of the incident during a press interaction.
Lalpura talked to the media regarding the specifics of the evacuation on Sunday, March 5, 2023. He stated that the stranded nationals of India were wounded, and many of them were facing a shortage of food and water. Out of the stranded victims, the organization rescued four victims. They reached their homes on February 13. Meanwhile, the other eight got evacuated on March 2.
After evacuating all the Indian citizens safely, the NCM chairman assured them that India’s Ministry of external affairs would assist them whenever they required assistance. At the same time, it is worth noting that the national commission for minorities has been working continuously with the minority populations of the country to make sure that no exploitation or aristocracies are done to them.
In line with this, the organization is also working with the Ministry of external affairs to ensure that minorities do not face any difficulties or inconveniences outside the country. The gesture of the two organizations assures the people that the MEA is standing beside them in the event of an emergency.
Sources suggest that since the late leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime fell in 2011, Libya has been dealing with violence and unrest in various communities. The country is divided into two distinct groups, one of them is the government chosen by the house of representatives and the other the Tripoli-based Government of National Unity. The latter is refusing to hand over the government offices to anyone other than an elected government