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Business News/ News / India/  ‘Bring back my husband’: Woman's appeal to PM Modi as Sudan crisis continues
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‘Bring back my husband’: Woman's appeal to PM Modi as Sudan crisis continues

The ongoing conflict between forces allied with army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has resulted in more than 400 deaths and over 3,500 injuries. There are over 3,000 Indians who are stranded in the nation experiencing a crisis.

Sudanese army soldiers, loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, sit atop a tank in the Red Sea city of Port Sudan, on April 20, 2023. - More than 300 people have been killed since the fighting erupted April 15 between forces loyal to al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). (Photo by AFP) (AFP)Premium
Sudanese army soldiers, loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, sit atop a tank in the Red Sea city of Port Sudan, on April 20, 2023. - More than 300 people have been killed since the fighting erupted April 15 between forces loyal to al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). (Photo by AFP) (AFP)

As fighting continues in Sudan dozens of stranded Indians have taken to social media platforms to seek help. While the country has not yet announced any evacuation plans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting on Friday. Over 3,000 Indians are currently stuck in the crisis-hit nation.

“I am hopeful that you will be able to set my worries to rest and bring back my husband and other trapped Indians from Sudan, Khartoum from the horrific situation there. Thank you for your efforts and initiative," tweeted Meenakshi Agrawal, tagging the PM and foreign minister S Jaishankar.

More than 400 people have been killed and and over 3,500 others hurt as forces loyal to the army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan clash with his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo's paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

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A quick perusal of social media platform also shows several other posts from users who claim to be stranded in and around Khartoum.

“My father is stranded at Khartoum Airport and we are all worried for his safety. Please help him get home. It's been a stressful three days. Can hardly hear Dad's voice once a day and when we do, we hear the constant gunshots in the background," wrote fellow Twitter user Mansi Sheth in a series of posts earlier this week.

ALSO READ: PM Modi reviews situation in Sudan, prioritizes safety of Indian nationals

"Prime Minister Modi instructed all relevant officials to remain vigilant, closely monitoring developments and continuously evaluating the safety of Indian nationals in Sudan and extending them all possible assistance. The Prime Minister further directed the preparation of contingency evacuation plans, accounting for the rapidly shifting security landscape and the viability of various options," read an official statement from the PMO.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 21 Apr 2023, 05:57 PM IST
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