MEA offers help to repatriate bodies of Turkey attack victims

MEA offers help to repatriate bodies of Turkey attack victims

The Ministry of External Affairs will help bring back mortal remains of the two Indians, who were among the victims of the terror attack in Istanbul early on Monday.

The MEA has already arranged visas for the family members of Abis Rizvi and Khushi Shah so that they could travel to Istanbul and start the process to repatriate the mortal remains.
Rizvi, a Bollywood film producer, was the son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Nationalist Congress Party general secretary A H Rizvi.

The other victim Khushi Shah was the daughter of  Ashok Shah from Gujarat.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called up the parents of both the victims and conveyed condolences on behalf of the government.

“I have just spoken to Mr Akhtar Hassan Rizvi, father of Abis Rizvi. He and Mrs Rizvi also want to go to Istanbul. We r organising their Visa,” Swaraj tweeted.

“I have also spoken to Shri Ashok Shah, father of Ms Khushi Shah and conveyed our condolences.”

She also ensured visa to Khushi’s brother Akshay Shah and cousin Hiren Choudhun.
Sushma asked India’s ambassador to Turkey Rahul Kulshrestha to receive members of the two families at the airport and make all arrangements.

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