Minister to bring 38 bodies from Iraq today

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The minister is expected to return with the bodies on Monday. He will first land in Amritsar where he would hand over the mortal remains of 27 people who belonged to Punjab and four who belonged to Himachal Pradesh. "Just like a martyr's we will send each and every one's mortal remains to their family", he said.

It is now known that MoS Singh will return to Amritsar and then to Kolkata and Patna.

Sangha also added that according to the information they have received, the bodies are expected to reach the global airport in Amritsar at around 1:30 pm Tuesday.

Gen. Singh will bring back the mortal remains of the slain Indian workers in a special plane. The Indian government will bring back mortal remains of 38 Indian out of 39 as a case is still pending for man's remains. Families of some of these victims had met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on 26 March.

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She suffered bullet injuries and was admitted to the Military Hospital Peshawar and then taken to London for further treatment. She was returning to Islamabad on March 31 following her visit to her hometown. "Islam has taught me the importance of peace".

While Iraq's Martyr's Foundation has been able to determine the DNA match for 38 Indians, the 39th Indian Raju Yadav's DNA matching is still under process.

Deep penetration radars were used to establish that the mound indeed was a mass grave, she had said, adding the Indian authorities requested their Iraqi counterpart to exhume the bodies. "We can't bring the mortal remains of Raju Yadav but we will bring rest of the five to Patna".

A group of Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, Bihar and Himachal, was taken hostage by ISIS when it overran Iraq's second largest city Mosul in 2014.