AIZAWL, May 19 - Mizoram citizens stranded in foreign countries � many of them in the middle of the sea � have still not been included in the list of stranded Indians to be brought home in the second phase, officials said.
�All we can do is wait for the MHA�s move to bring them back as the matter falls under the Union Ministry,� an official said.
Officials said they have a complete list of Mizoram residents stranded abroad and who want to return home. Till May 15, as many as 630 Mizoram residents have reported being stranded abroad. They are in 14 countries, including cruises.
Neighbouring Myanmar has the highest number of stranded Mizoram residents at 318. As many as 211 are seafarers. Nineteen people are stranded in Nepal, 18 in the United Arab Emirates and 12 in Kuwait.
As per the records maintained by the State Government till Monday, the majority of the stranded people belong to Aizawl district (298), followed by Siaha (115) and Champhai (106). The State Government has already submitted a list of Mizoram residents stranded abroad, to the Ministry of External Affairs to facilitate their return.