Aid worker Judith D’Souza, who was rescued today from Kabul after her brother appealed to Ministry of External Affairs for her release, has returned to India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to social networking site twitter to inform Judith’s brother Jerome D’Souza about the good news, early in the morning today.
Delhi: Sushma Swaraj meets Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul last month pic.twitter.com/BP1BGNMDw7— ANI (@ANI_news) July 23, 2016
I am happy to inform you that Judith D'souza has been rescued. @jeromedsouza— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 23, 2016
Jerome had met Swaraj in Delhi on Friday and appealed to her to ensure his sister’s safe return. “I met her at her home in Delhi today. She has assured that the ministry has been trying its best to bring back Judith. Her assurances give us hope that she will be home soon,” Jerome said.
Kolkata-based 40-year-old Judith, who was working for Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser, was kidnapped by suspected militants from outside her office in the heart of Kabul on June 9.
She was scheduled to return home this week.Her family had also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to do his utmost to secure her release.
(With inputs from PTI)