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Indian Woman Working With NGO Kidnapped In Kabul

Judith D'Souza is from Kolkata and was working with an international NGO, Agha Khan Network

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 10 2016 12:23PM | Updated Date: Jun 10 2016 12:23PM

Indian Woman Working With NGO Kidnapped In Kabul

Judith D’Souza has been kidnapped in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday night. She is an employee of Aga Khan Development Network, an international NGO.


Indian embassy is in touch with senior Afghan authorities and the government is also in touch with her family in Kolkata.


All efforts are being made by Afghan authorities to secure her early release, sources said. Last month, the Indian Embassy had issued a security advisory for Indians residing in Afghanistan and travelling to the country.


"All Indians residing and travelling to Afghanistan are advised that the security situation in the country remains highly volatile. Terrorist attacks have taken place in the country against foreigners and are expected to continue,” the statement of the authority said.


“There is also the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking throughout the Afghanistan. The Embassy advises all Indians in Afghanistan to live and work with adequate security precautions," the further statement quoted