The plight of Indians stranded in South Sudan's capital city, Juba, caught the attention of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and on Tuesday as he tweeted to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj requesting her to speed up their evacuation process.
Over 500 Indians are stranded in the country that is witnessing violence due to regular clashes between anti and pro-government forces.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 12, 2016
Sushma Swaraj, known for her prompt replies on Twitter, assured him that the Indian government is working to safely bring back the Indian nationals.
Akshay did not stop at that. On Wednesday he followed up the matter by sharing an Advisory from the Indian Embassy in Juba informing the people about the travel arrangements made for them.
On Thursday, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh left for South Sudan undertaking Operation Sankat Mochan to bring back the stranded Indians.
Akshay Kumar has previously played the role of an Indian stuck in a war-torn country in his film Airlift, that narrated the travails of the Indians who were stranded in Kuwait during the Gulf War.
First Published On : Jul 14, 2016 12:15 IST