Indian woman abducted in Kabul; MEA in touch with Indian Embassy

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An Indian national working with an international NGO has been abducted outside her office in Kabul on 9 June night. 

Sources said the Indian embassy was in touch with Afghan authorities and the government was also in touch with Judith D’Souza’s family in Kolkata. The woman is a resident of Kolkata.

The Agha Khan Foundation has stated that it will contact its Kabul office and find out details about the kidnapping of D’Souza. The Indian authorities are contacting the Afghan authorities to secure her early release. They are in touch with the victim’s family in Kolkata

“All efforts are being made by Afghan authorities to secure her early release”, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials.

Last month, the Indian Embassy had issued an advisory for Indians residing in Afghanistan and those going to that country. The Embassy also warned of the risk of abduction, apart from terror attacks.

Apart from supporting a wide range of projects, the Agha Khan Foundation is making efforts to rebuild the war-ravaged country.