Man from Durgapur stuck up in Libya

Mr.Manas Mukhopadhyay, of Fuljhore, Durgapur is stranded in Libya. Mr. Mukhopadhyay is working as Senior Instrument and Control Inspector at Akakus Oil Operations at Libya managed to send a mail to his wife stating his concern about the situation there. He also stated further that as all sorts of communications has been put under arrest, he do not know when will he be able to contact his family again.

His wife Mrs. Sudipa Chowdhury, Assistant Professor at Khandra College near Durgapur contacted Ministry of External Affairs at New Delhi and expressed her concern about her husband.

The Indian government has set up a committee to monitor the situation in Libya and prepare plans to meet any eventuality. A Ministry of External Affairs statement said, “All Indians, numbering around 18,000, are safe in Libya. We are following the situation closely.”

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said he is in touch with External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and Defence Minister A.K. Antony and has also spoken to the Indian ambassador in Libya about the situation there and safety of about 18,000 Indians.

Mr. Mukhopadhyay was due to return Durgapur on 1st week of March, but considering the situation there he hardly has the chance to return in time. His worried family is looking forward to the Indian Government for their help.

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