Sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest kidnapped by IS: Swaraj

New delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that the government was sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in wartorn Yemen by terror group Islamic State (IS) in March 2016.

“Governor (Kerala): We are sparing no effort,” she said on Twitter.

Her tweet came in response to the meeting held between the relatives of Father Uzhunnalil and Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam in Thiruvananthapuram.

Former Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy accompanied the relatives to meet the Governor this evening and requested him to expedite action to trace Father Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped by the IS in Aden in Yemen on March 4 last year.

The Governor assured them of all possible help and forwarded the plea submitted by the relatives to Swaraj.

Father Uzhunnalil had gone missing after the terror group attacked a care home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.