Efforts on to free kidnapped Indian woman

Kabul, June 11 (IANS) Efforts are on to secure the release of an Indian woman development worker abducted by unknown gunmen in the Afghan capital, media reports said on Saturday.

Judith D’Souza, 40, who works for the Agha Khan Network, an NGO, was seized around midnight Thursday in Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul.


TOLO News said Afghan security agencies did not comment on the abduction.

D’Souza had reportedly worked for the NGO for a year and was due to leave for India soon.

On Friday, her family in Kolkata urged the Indian and Afghan governments to act fast to secure her release.

“We want the government to return our daughter,” said Gloria D’Souza, the victim’s mother.

The Indian embassy here is in touch with senior Afghan authorities over the kidnap saga.

“Afghan officials have said they are doing everything possible to secure the early release of the woman,” TOLO News reported.

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  1. We were always lectured that woman, children and non combatants were to be left alone. If that’s he case why is this woman being held against her will?

    Some months back an Indian Priest was kidnapped, and it was rumoured that he would be crucified on Good Friday, but months have passed and no confirmed news of his whereabouts, well being or release.

    Recently the Indian PM went to Afghanistan and he was given the highest honours of the land. Indian tax payers paid for building a dam for Afghanistan. Is this how the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan thank the Indian people? Did the Indian PM put pressure on his Afghan counterpart to release Indian citizens ?

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