Coronavirus matter of concern, 6,000 Indians stranded in Iran: Jaishankar in Lok Sabha

The Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Thursday said that as many as 6000 Indians are stranded in Iran including 1,100 pilgrims from Maharashtra and J-K and 300 students. Addressing the Lok Sabha, he said, "about a 1000 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Gujarat and others who are on longer-term stay visas in Iran for pursuing their livelihood. As per available information, there are about 6000 Indian nationals in various provinces of Iran, including 1100 pilgrims mainly from Ladakh, J&K and Maharashtra, nearly 300 students primarily from J&K."

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