Over 200 Indians met Bahrain's foreign minister



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