New Delhi: Adding to the controversy, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday again took to Twitter to question External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about the alleged crucifixion of an Indian Catholic priest by Islamic State jihadists in Yemen.
The Congress leader's tweet on Tuesday asking why the BJP government “did nothing” about the alleged crucifixion of Father Thomas Uzhunnali had attracted a lot of censure on the social media platform.
Taking the fight forward, Tewari today tweeted:
If@sushmaswaraj had guts she would have told what she/PM did to save Father Uzhunnali rather than hide behind BJP trolls,bhakts & Perverts?
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) March 30, 2016
On Tuesday, Tewari wrote:
So ISIS allegedly crucified Father Thomas Uzhunnali &BJP Govt did nothing. Why because he was a Christian?Mr PM he was also a fellow Indian
— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) March 29, 2016
Sushma Swaraj, who has been active on Twitter in reaching out to Indians abroad in need of help, tweeted:
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 29, 2016
A Catholic priest on Tuesday said there is no confirmation yet about the "crucifixion" of the Indian priest, Father Thomas Uzhunnallil.
Social media and media houses have disseminated news on the alleged crucifixion of Uzhunnallil by IS terrorists on Good Friday, 25 March, after they abducted him from a home for the elderly in Aden, Yemen.
The Indian priest was kidnapped on March 4 after IS terrorists barged into the care home for the elderly set up by Mother Teresa in Aden in 1992, and shot dead many people, including four nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, one of them from India.
The External Affairs Ministry has said there is no confirmation of the news of the alleged crucifixion.