17 hijacked Indians left in the lurch


Indian navy ship
Mumbai, Feb 11: The pirates are at it again and the Indian government seem to be doing nothing substantial to free the 17 Indians hijacked by pirates, according to the families of 6 Indians who were held hostage in a similar fashion and was later released. The laxity from the part of the government has irked the families and they have been rendered helpless.

The families of the 17 Indians are left clueless on what the next course of action ought to be. Ganesh's parents, whose son is one of the hijacked on board are running from pillar to post pleading to the relevant authorities to free their loved one. The victims were hijacked on Feb 8.

Though the Indian Navy together with the Coast Guard have been successful in capturing 28 Somalian pirates that had turned the high seas into a unsafe terrorized zone. They were arrested and handed over to the Mumbai police on Feb 6. In spite of this concerted effort the terror seems to still prevalent. After several failed attempts, the pirates have been successful in the new operative that led to the hijack of these 17 Indians.

Hijacked from Italian vessel, Savina Caylyn, the attack happened after the Indian forces escorted them out of the Indian waters to ward off any such attacks. There have been reports that the hostages are suffering from grave medical conditions including malnutrition, infection and other issues.

The victims are left to fend for themselves with no law of land to protect them. The families are however optimistic of the safe return of their loved ones.

OneIndia News

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