Indian woman from Kolkata working for NGO abducted in Kabul,


An Indian woman working for an NGO in Afghanistan has been kidnapped. According to media reports, she was abducted on Thursday night.

The woman, identified as Judith D’Souza, worked with the Agha Khan network, an international NGO.

Indian embassy is reportedly in touch with senior Afghan officials, while the Indian government is believed to be in touch with her family in Kolkata, reported NDTV.

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, said that she had spoken to the sister of Judith D’ Souza (Indian woman abducted in Kabul).

“We will spare no efforts to rescue her.”

Speaking to reporters in Kolkata, her father, D D’Souza, said, “I want my daughter back.”

Her sister, Agnes D’Souza said, “External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj rang up and spoke to me and assured that the government is making all-out efforts to bring her back.”

Chief Executive of Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India, Ratish Nanda said in a statement, “On Thursday, 9 June , a staff member of the Aga Khan Foundation was abducted. An investigation by the authorities has been launched, in conjunction with security officials and various partners. Every effort is being made to secure the safe release of the staff member.”