Missing priest in Yemen abducted, rescue bid on: Govt

New Delhi : The Centre on Saturday said it was trying to secure the release of Father Tom Uzhunnallil, who was kidnapped by militants from a Missionaries of Charity home in Yemen.

“Fr Tom Uzhunnallil – an Indian national from Kerala was abducted by a terror group in Yemen. We r making all efforts to secure his release (sic),” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj posted on Twitter.

Uzhunnallil hails from Kerala and worked in Bengaluru before leaving for Yemen. He was kidnapped on March 4 when Islamic State militants stormed the home for the elderly and disabled run by the Missionaries of Charity at Aden in war-torn Yemen.

The terrorists killed 12 people, including four nuns. One of the nuns, Cecilia Minz, was from India.

The terrorists tied the nuns and others to trees and shot them in their heads. Sister Sally, the sole survivor of the attack, later reported that the terrorists had taken 56-year-old Uzhunnallil with them.

Franciscan Sisters of Siessen, which is based in South Africa, earlier this week posted on Facebook that the kidnapped priest might be crucified by the IS on the occasion of Good Friday. This triggered concerns about his fate.

New Delhi, however, received no information indicating any imminent threat to Uzhunnallil’s life, sources said on Saturday.

What has made efforts to rescue Uzhunnallil all the more difficult is that India no longer has a diplomatic mission in Yemen, which has been ravaged by a conflict since early 2015 when Saudi Arabia started air strikes to support forces and militias loyal to deposed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in their fight against rebel Houthis.

India, in April 2015, shifted its embassy in Sanaa to neighbouring Djibouti. The Centre deployed warships, merchant vessels and planes to evacuate altogether 4,741 Indians from Yemen.


  1. “The terrorists tied the nuns and others to tree and shot them in the head” – Report.

    I am sick to my stomach reading this report. These nuns were not involved in any fights or politics. Still, they were slaughtered for one simple reason – religion!! Still, the illiterates in indian media would lecture us on how these things have nothing to do with religion!! More sickening is the illiterates in minority communities in India who happily consume this garbage as it suits their anti-sanaathana sentiments.

  2. Here we have staunch sickulars like Praveen the CEO who run away from facing the truth. AS Mathew would have blamed RSS/BJP for the killing of the nuns had it been possible for him to imagine this incident in any remote north eastern part of India!
    What shall we call the ostrich type sickulars who do not dare to say that a particular religion is to be blamed for this extreme act of sickening violence against the unarmed and service oriented nuns– pathetic!

  3. Hey Mangu Manoos,

    Besides your usual rants and our Rampa’s (RIP Europe), what EXACTLY are you two guys doing about the missing priest? I mean, WHAT can you’ll do? Zilch, right? So, why EVEN bring up the topic?

    • What a silly comment by joker Praveena Pinto!! How does Beef Club produce so many geniuses? LOL The topic was brought up to show how religion has EVERYTHING to do with these terrorist acts. Unfortunately, for Praveena and other members of Beef club, sanaathana-dwesha is more important than their own survival!! What a sad bunch of folks!!

  4. CEO……..- hesitates even in expressing his disgust about the abduction and suspected crucification of the Kerala priest .. Who said pen is mightier than the sword? Does it apply to people of CEO tribe? He would rather contribute as one more presstitute !!

  5. CEO Praveen has plenty of derogatory adjectives …. but not a single word to condemn the atrocities .. he can only kill the mooka pranies like cow … but will not raise his voice against the killing of 70 kids and women who were celebrating Easter in a paki park!! what a shame!!

  6. Hello, my dear Jokers – PyareLallu Rampai & Mangu Manoos,

    What are you two Jokers high on? Come on, ya, Rampa – Easter is finito and I do understand a bit of celebrations after some 56 days of ‘abstinence’, practicing some much-needed self-discipline etc. However, carrying on until Tuesday evening is quite uncommon and unheard off too!

    And Mangu, can you show me where I have “killed mooka praanis like cow”? Am I running an abattoir? Am I peddling beef?

    Enchina poora bundle budpar maarere niklu?

    And hey, Rampa – you are much better off writing your obituaries such as RIP Germany, RIP Europe etc.

  7. There are rumors that Priest was crucified by these savages. I’m praying to (imaginary) God that this Priest is alive and safe. Unfortunately, the clueless members of ‘Beef Club’ are good at showing outrage only when Modi’s name is brought up. They don’t even understand the gravity of the situation. If you want proof, take a look at joker Praveena’s post and gibberish he spews out on daily basis. Who would have thought that generations of ‘self-hatred’ and sanaathana-dhwesha could result in so many geniuses!!! Sad!!

    • “Outrage only when Modi’s name is brought up”? – Rampa

      As far as we are all concerned, the ONLY genius from the “Na (Beef) Khaaonga, Na (Beef) Khilaoonga” club collected his 3 months certificate from NIIT/APTECH and boarded the first fishing boat from Bunder to Boston.

      Out there, he ‘bumped’ into his overseer – Buffalo Bill, became a Project Mgr and lived happily ever after! And his overflowing joy shows in every single one of his posts. (Eg. “India – 3rd world country, RIP Germany, masters, sisters, peaceful community, SD haters, gibberish, self-hatred, Sanathana dwesha, Imaginary God, Beef club, Joker, Beef club…. blah blah” 🙂

      Jai Rampa Ki
      Jai Buffalo Bill ki

      Totally at peace – with himself and with the world!

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