Sushma Swaraj blocked me on Twitter for asking about 39 Indians missing in Iraq: Cong MP Bajwa

29 December 2017, 05:21 PM
Sushma Swaraj blocked me on Twitter for asking about 39 Indians missing in Iraq: Cong MP
Sushma Swaraj blocked me on Twitter for asking about 39 Indians missing in Iraq: Cong MP

Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday accused External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for blocking him on Twitter for raising the issue of 39 Indians missing in war-torn Iraq.

Bajwa tweeted, “Is this the way to run external affairs ministry? Does it behove the office of Sushma Swaraj Ji to block a Member of Parliament for asking tough questions on 39 missing Indians in Iraq?” and shared a screenshot that read “@SushmaSwaraj blocked you.”

Bajwa discovered that Sushma Swaraj has blocked him on twitter when he wanted to tweet her about the grievances of Sikh community in Hangu district of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where they are allegedly being forced to convert to Islam.

The Punjab Congress president Bajwa has been accusing the Foreign Minister of misleading the House on 39 Indians missing in war-torn Iraq.

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The 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, went missing in Iraq’s Mosul when the town was attacked by Islamic State terrorists.

The Congress MP had said that Suhsma Swaraj was misleading the nation when she said that 39 Indians were lodged in a jail in Iraq’s Badush town but a TV channel reported that the jail was destroyed by the Islamic State.

Recently, Sushma Swaraj has told Lok Sabha that India has taken the DNA samples of family members of the 39 missing Indians and forwarded them to Iraqi officials for matching them with the mortal remains of mass grave found in Mosul, Badush and surrounding areas.

First Published: Friday, December 29, 2017 05:00 PM
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