India talks with Somalia over 33 Indian hostages

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Indian government has reached out Somali government to discuss over the condition of 33 Indians who stuck in Somalia.

Indian Foreign Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said on Friday Indian labourers, including 25 workers from Uttar Pradesh, have been allegedly held hostage by a company in Somalia for the last eight months.

“MEA and our High Commission in Nairobi are working on the relief & return of 33 Indians stuck in Mogadishu, Somalia. The HC @IndiainKenya has taken up their predicament with the Somalian authorities. We are also in touch with the Somali Embassy in India. Hope for an early resolution,” the external affairs minister said.

They had reportedly joined the company 10 months ago.

According to the minister, in the first two months, the company treated them well, but from the last eight months, the workers were allegedly not paid their salaries.

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