Sushma Swaraj has hit back at Manish Tewari after he alleged that the government did nothing to save Father Thomas Uzhunnalil who was reportedly being crucified on Good Friday. The Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Modi-led BJP government did nothing to save him. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “So ISIS allegedly crucified Father Thomas Uzhunnalil & BJP government did nothing.” Tewari also questioned if the effort to save him was less as he was a Christian, saying “Mr PM, he was also a fellow Indian.”Uzhunnalil had gone missing in Yemen after Islamic State terrorists allegedly attacked a care home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. The gunmen had stormed the refuge for the elderly earlier this month and killed a Yemeni guard before tying up and shooting 15 other employees.Swaraj showed how her ministry acted when the reports of priest’s abduction came out.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>According to a report in Washington Times, Thomas Uzhunnalil was crucified by ISIS on Good Friday.His execution was reportedly done in the same method that Romans were believed to have used on Jesus on Good Friday. The report claims that his execution was confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna.However, quoting government sources, PTI reported that there was ‘no verifiable information’ about the fate of the priest.Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had said that India was making all efforts to secure the release of the priest.

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Sushma Swaraj rejects Manish Tewari’s allegation of not rescuing ‘Christian’ Thomas Uzhunnalil