‘We are being beaten, kept hungry…’, says- a youth on Video
PATNA: A video of 12 Indians trapped in Libya is going viral on social media. All the youths are trapped in the African country Libya after being cheated by a fraud agent. Their families have appealed to the Indian government and administration for help.
In this video a youth saying, “No bread, no water. We 12 people are locked in a small room. We are being beaten up and told not to tell our families in India about this.”
Punjab cabinet minister Harjot Bains tweeted this video and informed that out of 12 Indian youths trapped in Libya, nine are from Punjab, one from Himachal and one from Bihar.
Urgent Assistance Needed- @DrSJaishankar @MEAIndia— Harjot Singh Bains (@harjotbains) February 4, 2023
12 Youth out of which 7 from District Ropar, 1 each from Moga, Kapurthala & 1 each from Himachal & Bihar are stuck in Libya in LCC Cement Factory in Benghazi due to fraud of an Agent.
Their life is in serious danger. pic.twitter.com/k5dNAdq9wE
Five of these youths are from the same village of Anandpur Sahib. The name of this village is Lang Mazari.
On reaching the video to Minister Harjot Bains, taking immediate action, he has written a letter to the Ministry of External Affairs.
On Saturday, families in village Mazari, Punjab said travel agents told them they were taking their children to Dubai, but dropped them off in Libya.
He said that the agent had called all the youths there for driving, after which they got stuck there. These youth narrated their agony by uploading a video on social media, which was shared by Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains and Foreign Minister S.K. Appealed to Jaishankar for help.
According to the video, 12 youths have been imprisoned in a cement factory in Benghazi city. Meanwhile, it has been learned that the Ministry of External Affairs has also started efforts to rescue the youths trapped in Libya.