Army comes to rescue of Czech couple stuck in Kishtwar

Army on Wednesday came to the rescue of a Czech couple stuck in curfew-bound Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir since August 8.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2013, 17:54 PM IST

Kishtwar: Army on Wednesday came to the rescue of a Czech couple stuck in curfew-bound Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir since August 8.

The couple, Aleshilik and his wife Marketa, was taken to Jammu in an Army vehicle this morning.

Aleshilik told PTI over phone, "Indian Army today helped us come out of Kishtwar and we are highly indebted to them for their humanitarian role."

"We did not request them for help, but they came forward after hearing our plight in a local hotel," he said.

"We had sought help from police, district administration and the Chief Minister, but there was no response," he added.

Aleshilik and his wife were preparing for a trekking expedition for Dacchan and Paddar areas and to Zanaskar belt of Ladakh, when communal violence broke out in Kishtwar and curfew was imposed, leaving them stranded in a hotel in the town.

The couple will leave for New Delhi from Jammu in the evening.

PTI