Jaya writes to Modi, seeks his intervention in release of abducted Indian in Afghanistan

'The incident has caused considerable anxiety to his family and friends in Tamil Nadu', said Jayalalithaa.

By: Press Trust of India | Chennai | Published:June 5, 2014 3:07 pm
"There is a fear that his life may be in mortal danger", Jayalalithaa  said. ‘There is a fear that his life may be in mortal danger’, Jayalalithaa said.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in securing release of an Indian aid worker who was abducted from Herat in Afghanistan on June 2.

Noting that Father Alexis Prem Kumar, hailing from Dindigul district, was on a ‘humanitarian mission’ in Afghanistan when he was kidnapped, she said, “The incident has caused considerable anxiety to his family and friends in Tamil Nadu”.

In her letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa said there was a groundswell of sentiment in different parts of the state as Prem Kumar has a “stellar record” of having worked among tribal women and children for their welfare.

“There is a fear that his life may be in mortal danger”, she said.

“Hence I would be grateful if you could kindly intervene personally and take up the matter at the highest level in Afghanisthan so that the local authorities redouble their efforts to secure the safe and early release of Father Alexis Prem Kumar”, she said.

One person has been arrested by Afghan security forces in connection with the abduction of Prem Kumar.

The Afghan authorities have already conveyed to India that they have arrested one person who had helped carry out the abduction of 47-year-old Kumar.

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    HG KETKAR
    Jun 5, 2014 at 10:58 am
    Respected Prime Minister, now you have to work with your mind, technic to take up every matter related to the country. In fact, there is no need to first get a letter from the Chief Minister, TN and then go for action. With your genious administrative capability, the Foreign ministry must come into act to the safety of Indian nation in any part of the world, though this is the case of SAARC country.Now, your problem starts while dealing with difficult situation with regard to different atudes of the Indian countrymen.
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      J
      Jun 5, 2014 at 10:20 am
      Now it has become the practice of some chief ministers to keep in writing to PM on each and every issues. The matter can be addressed to the External Affairs Minister. The issue comes under the ambit of foreign department.
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