The Airlift actor expressed concern over compatriots stranded in the war-torn central African country.
Akshay Kumar appeals to Sushma Swaraj to evacuate Indians in South Sudan
Mumbai - 13 Jul 2016 14:23 IST
Updated : 18:17 IST
Akshay Kumar is a patriot, and he does not limit his patriotism to the silver screen. Early this year, the star was seen in Airlfit, a film based on the events around the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait before the first Gulf war in 1990.
While he can't be doing the same rescue act in real life, Akshay Kumar continues to be concerned about the safety of Indians living here and abroad. The Airlift actor sent a tweet to Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, requesting her to rescue Indians stranded in war-torn South Sudan. Swaraj was quick to reply to Kumar.
Akshay Kumar ji - Pl do not worry. We are evacuating Indian nationals from Juba (South Sudan). https://t.co/Ppj3ojcIlm— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 12, 2016
Swaraj was quick to assuage the fears of Akshay Kumar and many others, assuring them that rescue operations are being put in place in Juba.
Akshay Kumar did not stop at a mere appeal, he got active on the issue requesting those stranded in the war-torn country to contact the Indian embassy.
Request all Indian nationals in Juba to register with the Embassy of India. Please spread the word. pic.twitter.com/nRhPMqspmq— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 13, 2016
South Sudan has been witnessing a civil war between the government and the rebels. Estimates say more than 300,000 people have been killed.
Akshay Kumar has never shied away from speaking on issues of national interest. Earlier this year, he was widely praised when he famously said ''inhe ghus kar maarna chahiye" in reference to the terrorist attack in Pathankot. The actor 's barb was obviously aimed at terrorists from across the border.