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Priest rescued from ISIS meets PM Modi

Indian Catholic priest Tom Uzhannalil, who was rescued from ISIS captivity in Yemen, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in national capital on Thursday. He paid gratitude to all those who made his freedom possible. “I am very happy, thank Almighty for making this day possible. I am grateful to all those people who have worked in their own way (to secure my release),” the priest told reporters at Delhi airport.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar posted a picture of Modi handing over a bouquet to the priest.

This comes just few days after the priest hailing from Kerala expressed his thanks to the BJP-led Modi government for its concern to secure his release. “I am thankful to the President (Ram Nath Kovind) and the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) and all the ministers concerned whoever has (expressed) concern,” Uzhannalil had said.

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