Dutch PM to discuss kidnapped Insiya on visit to India

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016Photo: Nadia Rashid / Facebook

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss the fate of kidnapped Amsterdam girl Insiya at 'high level' during his visit to India. The Dutch Prime Minister is leaving for a working visit to India on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

"This sad issue has a lot of people busy. I am very aware of this case and I'm also taking it with me during my visit to India", Rutte said to the newspaper. According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is constantly in contact with the Indian authorities about the 4-year-old girl. "I sincerely hope that contact is again established between mother and daughter. That's best for everyone, though I cannot guarantee that it will work out."

Rutte also raised this issue last year when the Indian Prime Minister visited the Netherlands. 

Insiya Hemani was abducted from her grandmother's apartment in Amsterdam in September 2016 and was taken to India by her father, Shehzad Hemani. Her mother, Nadia Rashid, has since been doing everything she can to get her daughter back.

A court in India previously ruled that Insiya should be returned to her mother by the end of March this year, but Hemani managed to delay this. 


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