Over 200 Indians met Bahrain`s foreign minister

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 21:05

New Delhi: Over 200 members of the Indian
community in Bahrain on Saturday met the country`s foreign minister
and expressed concern over the situation in the country, which
has been marked by clashes between security forces and
anti-government protesters.

"Bahraini Foreign Minister met over 200 members of the
Indian community, took note of their concerns and reassured
them of their safety," Indian ambassador to Bahrain Mohan
Kumar tweeted.

Protests in Bahrain were initially aimed at achieving
greater political freedom and equality for the Shia
population, but expanded to a call to end the monarchy
following a deadly night raid on February 17 against
protesters.

The ruling Sunni dynasty has declared a three-month
period of emergency rule and invited in a Saudi-led military
force to help quell the unrest.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 21:05

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