Father Tom Uzhannalil, who was taken bound by ISIS for over a year before his release ahead this month, appeared in Delhi today and reached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 28, 2017
Father Tom Uzhannalil, who was discharged on September 12, will move to his home city Ramapuram in Kottayam on Sunday. He is supposed to reach Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday.
The Catholic priest from Kerala was seized from Yemen by ISIS after an assault on elderly people’s house run by preachers in the southern port city of Aden. Shooters professing as families of one of the residents at house barged in and killed 16 involving four Indian nuns.
In a video delivered in May, Father Tom Uzhannalil begged for support. “They are managing me well to the degree they are capable,” he stated and continued that “no gun was shown to me.”
He, though, stated that his health was worsening and he seriously required hospitalization.
He stated his kidnappers had talked the Indian government and the Catholic priest in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates with their needs.
“My beloved family persons, do what you can to support me be rescued. Please, please do what you can to support to notice me freed. May God praise you for that,” he had stated.
In July, Union minister Sushma Swaraj had brought up his situation with the Deputy Prime Minister of Yemen.
The Centre reported that no ransom was rewarded for his freedom and stated that the Ministry of External Affairs “runs softly without noise, but eventually gets the task finished.”