TEHRAN, Iran

Around 1,500 Indian citizens stranded in Iran due to the COVID-19 pandemic are growing more desperate by the day to return home.

They are mostly fishermen and workers who are fast running out of essential supplies and are using all means possible to seek the Indian government’s attention and help.

Largely hailing from the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Gujarat, the fishermen and workers are stuck in Iran’s Hormozgan province, bordering the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

They posted videos on social media, which have garnered thousands of views, urging the Indian government to

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