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Judith D’souza family in a celebration mood in Kolkata

Despite initial frustration the family members of Judith had come to terms with reality and they had been patiently waiting for her to return.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Jul 23, 2016, 04.31 PM IST
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Judith D'Souza, who has been rescued after she was kidnapped in early June in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Judith D'Souza, who has been rescued after she was kidnapped in early June in Kabul, Afghanistan.
KOLKATA: After almost one and a half month of wait, it is a sense of relief in the D’souza family. The last 44 days were like a pressure cooker situation for the octogenarian parents of Judith D’souza .

The family was constantly in touch with the ministry of external affairs. They were briefed by the senior officials about the location of D’souza and advised to be patient. With the news of Judith’s rescue operation being successful, the family got into celebration mood.

“It is a great relief. I could speak to my sister yesterday evening. She is fine. She will be landing here today evening. We are grateful to the Prime Minister’s office and Madam Swaraj for the fullest efforts they put in to rescue Judith. I will be taking her to my parents soon, though we will not reveal the time and date. We will request everybody to respect our privacy,” Jerome told ET from Delhi.

Even though, time can say whether Judith will again choose Afghanistan or opt for a different assignment, her sister Agnes D’souza told that they would wait for Judith to take the final call.

“We are not thinking anything right now. let her come back and let us see what she wants,” Agnes told ET .

Despite initial frustration the family members of Judith had come to terms with reality and they had been patiently waiting for her to return.

Speaking about Judith’s abductors, Jerome said, “There are certain details which the family too did not know. It was an extreme difficult and sensitive situation for us. We cannot even reveal certain things which we came to know later. But we will remain grateful to the government of India, especially to the Prime Minister and to Madam Swaraj.”
As the account of the family goes, Judith had been a courageous lady and fully dedicated to the social welfare work. Her journey from Kolkata to Kabul had not been a smooth one and she had to pass through several challenges.

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