Shillong, October 7 : Twenty-seven citizens of Meghalaya who traveled for the Holy Pilgrimage to Jerusalem are stranded in Bethlehem due to the tension between Israel and Palestine.
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K. Sangma, has informed that he is in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure their safe passage back home.
“I am in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure their safe passage back home. I have directed the Meghalaya Resident Commissioner in New Delhi to provide all necessary assistance to the pilgrims,” Sangma said in his Social Media Account X .
The pilgrims are said to be safe and are being taken care of by the Indian Embassy in Tel Aviv.
The situation in the Middle East has been tense in recent weeks due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The pilgrims are advised to stay indoors and avoid traveling unless absolutely necessary.
The Meghalaya government is monitoring the situation closely and will provide all necessary assistance to the pilgrims.