Govt must take action, demands abducted Indian woman’s family

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The Kolkata-based family of Judith D’Souza, a woman development worker who was abducted in Kabul, on Friday expressed the hope that India and Afghanistan will take every necessary action for her released.

“It happened in a different country. The government of that country should take steps. She liked the place as she said there was a lot of work to be done,” her sister Agnes D’Souza told the media here.

“But if such a thing happens, who would want to go back. I am asking every channel to do their part. The government of India must do something and get my sister back. I want her back,” she added.

However when asked about Taliban involvement in the abduction, she said: “I don’t know.”

Judith’s family came to know about the incident at around 1.30 a.m. on Friday from the Indian embassy in Kabul.

“We are waiting for more information and then we will act accordingly,” said the sister.

“I tried the embassy (in Kabul) but it is closed as it is Friday. People in Delhi are trying on our behalf to contact the authorities.”
Judith’s sister also informed that she never spoke about any danger to her.

“She has been abroad before but this is the first time this has happened,” Agnes D’Souza said.

The 40-year-old Judith, a gender specialist, was working with an NGO in Kabul for a year on issues of women and child development.

“She said she was safe. We had long conversations,” said the victim’s father.

Judith was seized by unidentified gunmen late on Thursday. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.

The incident held after the Indian embassy issued a security alert last month for Indians staying in and travelling to Afghanistan.

Read More at: Indian woman working with NGO missing in Kabul

Wefornews Bureau

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