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Sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest kidnapped by Islamic State: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that the government was sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in war- torn Yemen by terror group Islamic State

india Updated: May 31, 2017 23:37 IST
Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that the government was sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen by Islamic State.
Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that the government was sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen by Islamic State.(HT File Photo)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday that the government was sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in war- torn Yemen by terror group Islamic State (IS) in March 2016.

Her tweet came in response to the meeting held between the relatives of Father Uzhunnalil and Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam in Thiruvananthapuram.

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy accompanied the relatives to meet the Governor this evening and requested him to expedite action to trace Father Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped by the IS in Aden in Yemen on March 4 last year.

The Governor assured them of all possible help and forwarded the plea submitted by the relatives to Swaraj.

Father Uzhunnalil had gone missing after the terror group attacked a care home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.