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Indian families fearful after death

Remembering Savita Halappanavar at Saturday's Vigil in Letterkenny. 1911cg31

Remembering Savita Halappanavar at Saturday's Vigil in Letterkenny. 1911cg31

The parents of pregnant Indian women in Donegal are asking them to come home to have their babies delivered following the death of Savita Halappanavar.

Members of the Indian community in Donegal took part in a vigil in Letterkenny at the weekend and the community is considering holding a march on the abortion issue next weekend.

Mohammed Burhanuddin, one of the organisers of Saturday’s vigil, said there was a lot of fear in the Indian community in Donegal and among their families in India following the death of the 31-year-old dentist who died after suffering a miscarriage.

“There is a lot of worry in families who are expecting mothers and people are asking ‘are we in the right place here?’ Many of us have become citizens of Ireland but this makes us think. There is a fear in the families of expecting mothers and with their parents in India. They are asking us to come back home for the delivery saying it is not safe there.”

Karen Mulhern, who helped organise the vigil, said people who gathered did not want to make a political point, but wanted to ensure sure such a tragedy does not happen again.

 

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