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The News Minute | July 6, 2014 | 11.01 am IST Though the nurses stuck in Iraq have returned to Kerala, others from the state who are stuck in the strife-torn areas of Iraq are reportedly seething with anger at the Indian Embassy.  A report published by Manorama Online says that the feeling was also shared by some of the relatives of the nurses who returned.  The mother of two nurses who returned on Saturday thanked the ISIS and the Kerala government for her daughters’ safe return. Further she said to Manorama, “What else am I supposed to say? The Indian Embassy did not extend a helping hand until our Chief Minister Oommen Chandy pressurised them to do something”. Though she was all praises for the Chief Minister, she was certainly not happy with the embassy.  The External Affairs spokesperson said that in Iraq the conventional tool of diplomacy did not work, though he did not say what eventually worked out in Iraq.  Celin's anger at the embassy was because one of her three daughters is still stuck in Al Samaa, Iraq as her contract with the hospital she was employed in was not over. That the Embassy chose not to intervene in this less dangerous case angered many. Some allege that the Embassy does not even respond properly to the messages of Indian nationals there.  A number of nurses from Kerala go abroad to work, this is mostly because of their financial difficulties. This was also a concern, as many nurses were refusing to come despite the violence in Iraq, afraid that they won't be able to pay back their debts.
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