Kidnapped Indian aid worker in Afghanistan rescued

Kidnapped Indian aid worker in Afghanistan rescued

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) An Indian aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan last month has been rescued and will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

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“I am happy to inform you that Judith D’Souza has been rescued,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was seized by gunmen around midnight June 9 in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for “an outstanding job”, Swaraj said: “I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her.”

Judith D’Souza’s family thanks Indian government

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) The family of Indian aid worker Judith D’Souza, who was rescued following her abduction in Kabul in June, expressed gratitude to the Indian government on Saturday.

Judith will reach New Delhi on Saturday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

“We are thankful to the Indian government for getting my sister back. We are also grateful to (madam) Swaraj. We request the media to respect our privacy,” Judith’s sister Agnes told the media here.

Hailing from Kolkata, Judith, 40, who works for the Aga Khan Network, was seized by gunmen on June 9 in the Qala-e-Fatullah area of Kabul while she was returning home after dinner at a friend’s place.

Appreciating Ambassador Manpreet Vohra for “an outstanding job”, Swaraj said: “I have spoken to Judith. She is reaching Delhi this evening. Ambassador @VohraManpreet is accompanying her.”

Swaraj thanked ambassador Vohra Manpreet and Afghanistan for the support.

In her tweet she added: “Thank you Afghanistan – for all your help and support in rescuing Judith.”

Judith was working with the NGO as a senior technical adviser since July 2015.

2 Comments

  1. Appreciate the troubles taken by External Affairs Minister, Ms. Sushma Swaraj and the Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mr. Manpreet Vohra (and their staffs) for the outstanding job they have taken in getting Ms. Judith D’Souza released from captivity.

    We will come to know the full story how Ms. Judith- D’Souza was kidnapped only after the Ministry of External Affairs’ officials de-brief her.

    Once again, congratulations to MEA.

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