The minister should have called us before exploding the bomb on us,” said an aggrieved Swaran Singh.

Rachna Khaira


Tribune News Service

Kamaljit, Bathakalan


Jalandhar, March 20 Majority of the families of the 31 Punjabi men who went missing in the Mosul city of Iraq were found ignorant of the fate of their kin who were massacred by the ISIS militants in 2014.

While the statement made by Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is yet to reach these families living in remote villages, Swaran Singh, the brother of one of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq from Sangowal village in Amritsar, expressed anguish over the way the announcement was made by the minister.“This is nothing less than a brutality to the families who were waiting for the safe return of their boys.

 

The minister should have called us before exploding the bomb on us,” said an aggrieved Swaran Singh.

Surjit Mainka ,Churuwalli

Refusing to accept her claim that all the 39 Indians who were kidnapped by the ISIS were killed, Swaran Singh said that the government earlier trusted on unreliable sources and maintained that they were safe and were held hostage at an undisclosed place.

Later, through another unreliable source, it stated that they were held hostage in a mosque, but that again was proved wrong.“It is very much possible that the claim made by them now is also wrong,” said Singh that the families may file a case against the Union Government for keeping them in dark and a re-investigation of the claim made by Swaraj about the death of their kin in Iraq.

Kanwaljit Kaur, mother of 25-year-old Dharmendra Kumar of Batala village in Gurdaspur, said, “I have not lost hope. I have shortlisted few girls for him and is anxiously waiting to see him as a bridegroom.”As her voice was filled with laughter and hope, this correspondent didn’t have the heart to tell her the truth.Manjit Kaur, wife of the deceased Punjabi youth Davinder Singh from Roorka Kalan village, said: “Umeed jiundi e ajje tak…aaun taan sahi…vekhyo kidda welcome karna mein…(Hope is still alive. Let him come and see how we have planned his welcome).” Little did she know that she would not see her husband again.

Kulvinder Khnake Bhogpur

It was last year in July that the Ministry of External Affairs had sought DNA testing of the 39 Indian families.The process was initiated after Iraqi authorities informed India about mass graves found in and around Mosul.The process was completed in December last year following which Swaraj on Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha that all 39 Indians kidnapped by ISIS in Iraq’s Mosul were found dead.

Gobind Murar, Kapurthala

 

 

 

 

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2JATINDER SINGHBALKAR SINGHSIALKA(AMRITSAR)8284817761J 6391361
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6KAWALJIT SINGHHARBHAJAN SINGHROOPAWALI P.O -BHOLEKE BATALA(GURDASPUR)9814201138K 3781751
7NISHAN SINGHGURMEJ SINGHSANGOANA,PO-KAMANPUR,TEH-AJANALA(AMRITSAR)8872214007F 4567906
8HARISH KUMARSATPAL SINGHBATALA(GURDASPUR)9041426676F 8572249
9GOBINDER SINGHBALDINDER SINGHMURAR,PO-HAMIRA(KAPURTHALA)8288061663H 5671850
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12DHARMINDER KUMARRAJ KUMARTALWANDI JHIRA P.O BHULLAR TEH-BATALA(GURDASPUR)9878366751H 1088533
13BALWANT RAIRONKI RAMDHADDE(JALANDHAR)9779093834F 3750388
14KAMALJIT SINGHPREM SINGHCHONI KALAN

(HOSHIARPUR)

9876445697F 6725020
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16KULWINDERJAGDISH KUMARKHANKE (BHOGPUR)9868650268F 7301557
17ROOP LALGURDEV LALBATH KALAN,NAKODER9814318536H 5086171
18SURJIT MAINKAHANS RAJCHURUWALI (JALANDHAR)9501704615H 4036925
19DAWINDER SINGHKEWAL SINGHCHAK DESH RAJ (JALANDHAR)9872339675H 2208614
20PARVINDER KUMARJEET RAMJAGATPUR9464384819
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