The mortal remains of 39 Indians killed by the ISIS after their abduction in 2014 in Iraq's Mosul were brought back to India, at Amritsar on Monday.
It was only after Siwan district magistrate Mahendra Kumar and other senior officials intervened and talked to the family members that they accepted the bodies.
The mortal remains of four people from Himachal killed by the Islamic State terror group in Iraqs Mosul were consigned to flames in their native villages today.
"Once the embassy had been informed about them, they can not say that they did not have a record".
When asked if kin of the 38 Indians would be given jobs, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said, "This is not a game of football".
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As per reports, VK Singh requested the relatives of the deceased not to open the caskets holding the mortal remains, as the government was investigating to find out whether there is a presence of any toxic substances. The 38 out of 39 Indian men mortal remains carried by a special aircraft has reached Indian and landed in Amritsar on Monday.
The Islamic State group swept across northern and central Iraq in 2014, eventually seizing a third of the country. She said the government could not have declared the 39 Indians dead without concrete evidence. Forensically, I can confirm that they definitely died over a year ago, " Abbas said. Dr Zaid Ali Abbas, head of the department, said over the phone from Baghdad that "most of the bodies had gunshot wounds on the head".
The US Institute of Peace works in Iraq to foster local reconciliation in Daesh-liberated areas, support minorities, help facilitate dialogue between police and communities and inform policy discussions.
"We were not allowed to go to Mosul through Erbil as the war was going on". Thereafter, DNA sample exercise commenced. We got a kara (iron bracelet worn by Sikhs) and long hair and then we thought they may belong to be our people.
"Do you know about Indian nurses case?" Initially, they refused to leave the place, saying they were not in danger. "Should not they have been rescued being Indian nationals in such a situation?" she asked.