2000 Indian workers from Telengana still stranded in Iraq
news Monday, July 07, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | July 7, 2014 | 12:45 PM ISTÂ Out of the 10,000 Indians stranded in Iraq, there are 2000 migrant workers from Telangana, many of whom have not accepted the Indian governmentâ€™s offer to evacuate them by sending chartered flights. Ten flights are flying from Baghdad to India daily, says The Times of India. The government has also sent its former ambassador Suresh Reddy back to Iraq to assist the Indians there but many Telangana workers have not approached him. The report suggests most people who donâ€™t want to return to India is because they have hefty debts which need to be paid off with the income earned from their jobs in Iraq. Many workers believe that the areas they are based in is unlikely to come under threat from the ISIS. On July 6, NDTV reported that the Telangana workers who were back to Hyderabad had much to worry about because of the debts that they had incurred. Most of them have borrowed one-two lakh to pay to the agents who sent them to Iraq. One reporter was quoted as saying that now that the government had saved their lives, it should also show them a way to survive.