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AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Afghanistan, a suspect in the kidnapping of Indian Jesuit is arrested
The man is in custody for further investigation. Some residents of the District of Zendjan , where the kidnapping took place, believe Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar may be located in the district of Gulran.
07/06/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Three Taliban arrested over kidnap of Indian Jesuit
The Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that "the situation is very delicate." A group of tribals in Tamil Nadu organize a prayer vigil to demand the release of the priest.
23/02/2015 INDIA - AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan, Indian Jesuit freed after eight months in captivity
Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, head of the Afghan section of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is back in Delhi. The organization expresses "immense gratitude" to the Indian government. Former regional director for South Asia: "Positive sign for the volunteers who work in Afghanistan."
09/09/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Afghanistan, kidnapped Indian Jesuit "is alive and safe"
This is according to the Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj, who adds that New Delhi is "working for his release". Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, SJ, was kidnapped last June.
06/06/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Father of Jesuit kidnapped in Afghanistan: He helped the poor, why was he kidnapped?
There is still no news of Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar SJ, Indian head of the Afghan section of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). His father, Anthony, speaks of his last meeting with his son: "He told me that even though Afghanistan was still under the yoke of continuing violence, the area in which he worked was peaceful and so I did not have to worry about him."
03/06/2014 AFGHANISTAN - INDIA
Early contacts to shed light on Indian Jesuit's kidnapping in Afghanistan
In charge of media relations, Loyola College principal talks to AsiaNews about the case. The situation is described as "very sensitive" but no other statements have followed in this regard. Fr Alexis Kumar, 47, has been working in Afghanistan for four years.
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