Government arranges special flight for Indian community in Egypt

January 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 30(ANI): The Central Government has arranged a special Air India flight, at the request of the Indian community in Egypt, in view of the prevailing conditions there.

The special flight will carry 300 Indians, mainly women and children, from Cairo to India, today.

The Indian Embassy in Cairo is supervising the arrangements.

Massive protests are being staged across Egypt, calling for the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.

Refusing to give in to a popular demand to resign, Mubarak has promised to replace ministers in his government.

The Egyptian Government is trying to quiet the message in an otherwise open society, shutting down major Internet and cell phone services, making communication and organization difficult.

A curfew was issued, but ignored by protesters. (ANI)

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