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Abducted Indians in Myanmar: MDMK, VCK urge centre, state  government for immediate intervention

- September 21, 2022

Chennai, Sept 21 (BPNS)

MDMK leader and Member of Parliament Vaiko have urged the Central and State governments for immediate intervention for the release of abducted Indians in Myanmar. Around 300 Indians including 60 from Tamil Nadu are under abduction in Myanmar.

Vaiko in a statement on Tuesday said that the abducted Indians are kept in the Myawady region of Myanmar and are being tortured if they are not doing the work they were ordered to.

It may be noted that 300 Indians are under captivity in Myanmar who were lured by the promise of technical jobs in Thailand.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) has also demanded immediate intervention from the government to bring the Indians who are in captivity in the Myawady region of Myanmar back to their homes. VCK leader and Member of Parliament, Thol Thirumavalavan in a statement on Wednesday said that the Indian including Tamil people who are under captivity are facing torture and asked the Government of India to immediately act on the matter.

It is learned that the 300 people were recruited for IT-related jobs in Thailand but they were taken by armed gangs to the Myawady area in Myanmar. According to information received this area is under the control of certain armed tribal groups with the Myanmar government having less control.

Sources told BPNS that the Indians are tortured in captivity and that they are being forced to do hacking of certain sites. The companies are under the ownership of Chinese and Malaysian citizens.

Indian External affairs ministry has already intervened in the matter and sources told BPNS that 30 people have been rescued.

The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress party has also urged the Central government to immediately bring back the Indians who are under captivity in the Myawady region of Myanmar. In a statement on Wednesday, the Tamil Nadu Pradesh Congress Committee (TNCC) president, K.S. Alagiri in the statement said that the external affairs ministry and the Government of India must take urgent steps to bring the Indians back.