Pe­ti­tion for talks suc­cess­ful

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

A CAM­PAIGN call­ing for Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron to raise the plight of six men stranded in In­dia with the coun­try’s Pres­i­dent Naren­dra Modi dur­ing his re­cent visit was suc­cess­ful.

Yvonne Machugh, the part­ner of Con­nel man Billy Irv­ing, who has been held in In­dia for more than two years, told The Oban Times: ‘I am de­lighted to let ev­ery­one know that through your sup­port and help with the pe­ti­tion at change.org, it was de­liv­ered to the In­dian Am­bas­sador in Lon­don dur­ing Prime Min­is­ter Modi’s visit.

‘To­day we got con­fir­ma­tion from the For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice that Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron raised the men’s case with Prime Min­is­ter Modi.

‘We have no in­for­ma­tion as to what was said, but this is a huge step and a very pos­i­tive one.

‘Please con­tinue to share and sign the pe­ti­tion. We will con­tinue to use it to show the sup­port for our men stuck in In­dia and will not give up fight­ing un­til the are on home soil.’

The pe­ti­tion can be viewed at www.change.org/p/williamh­ague-help-free-the-6-britishex-sol­diers-fro­min­dian-prison

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