Indians escape to home, robbed in Libya

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Mumbai, Mar 5: More than 1,000 Indians escaped Libya and landed in their home country when a special charter plane reached Mumbai at the late night on Friday, Mar 4. The people claimed that they were not harmed by the Libya's army, but most of them complained that their money and possessions were hatched by the Libya's army.

"The Libyan army was not violent with the Indians, but they took away all our money and possessions before we could return to India," informed Sashi Kapoor who has returned home on Friday.

Expressing their grief and miseries at Libya, the passengers stated, "We were promised a job in a car manufacturing unit but ended up working in a Korean construction company. The fact remains that we were cheated and not paid anything."

However, Indian government vowed to bring back all Indian nationals in Libya by the end of Mar 10. External Affair Ministries also stated that over 9,200 Indians would be evacuated from Libya soon.

"Indian nationals are not required to pay any money for the repatriation... the cost towards their evacuation is being met by the government," informed Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur told in the Rajya Sabha.

Others countries are also evacuating their nationals from Libya. US officials informed that the country is closely monitoring the situation in Libya and is in constant touch with its allies like NATO on possible actions against the Gaddafi regime, as it dispatched two military aircraft to the region with relief supplies for thousands of foreigners fleeing the strife-torn country.

Pentagon spokesman Col Dave Lapan informed that according the Operation Odyssey Dawn, aircrafts carried three pallets of aid supplies, including 4,000 blankets, 40 rolls of plastic sheeting and 9,600 ten-liter water containers landed Tunisia bordering Libya.

"It is Gaddafi who has chosen to deepen the violence against his people, and that's why the Secretary (of State Hillary Clinton) and the (US) President and others have clearly called for Gaddafi to go," asserted Lapan.

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