BrahMos WORLD INDIA MADHYA PRADESH BHOPAL SPORTS BUSINESS FUN FACTS ENTERTAINMENT LIFESTYLE TRAVEL ART & LITERATURE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY HEALTH EDUCATION DIASPORA WTN SPECIAL OPINION & INTERVIEW GOSSIP CORNER RECIPES DRINKS BIG MEMSAAB 2017 BUDGET 2017 FUNNY VIDEOS VIRAL ON WEB PICTURE STORIES Mahakal Ke Darshan
ABOUT US PRIVACY POLICY SITEMAP CONTACT US
logo
Breaking News


Priest s rescue shows growing respect for India: Minister

Tuesday - September 12, 2017 8:34 pm , Category : INDIA
 Priest s rescue shows growing respect for India: Minister
Priest s rescue shows growing respect for India: Minister

New Delhi Sep 12 (IANS) The rescue of a Catholic priest from Kerala Tom Uzhunnallil from captivity in Yemen displays the growing respect for India internationally Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday.



Prasad was asked about the release of the priest who was abducted by terrorists in Yemen s Aden in March last year and was rescued from an undisclosed location in Yemen after intervention of the Oman government.

"We are very happy. The details will be disclosed by the Ministry of External Affairs " Prasad said adding: "There was serious concern... the father hailed from Kerala."

"Now we are told that he has been released. The government of India undertook serious diplomatic steps. It only shows rising political respect that India commands " he said.

Uzhunnallil who belongs to Kottayam district was brought to Muscat the capital of Oman on Tuesday morning.

Later the Indian priest left Muscat on board an Oman Air aircraft for an audience with the Pope in Vatican.

Uzhannallil is an employee of the Vatican which has been engaged in talks with various quarters for his release.

The Oman government took the lead in getting him released after a papal representative visited Oman last month and had an audience with the King of Oman.

--IANS
mak-ao/him/dg