MEA’s intervention revives hopes of Pakistan-held Hyderabadi woman’s return

The passport of Mohammadi Begum, the Hyderabadi woman who is held captive in Pakistan, will be renewed to facilitate her return. 

Published: 21st March 2017 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2017 03:30 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Passport of Mohammadi Begum, the Hyderabadi woman who is held captive in Pakistan, will be renewed as external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj instructed Indian High Commission to facilitate the return of the woman to India.

Meanwhile, Indian High Commission officials met Mohammadi Begum. A diplomatic communication was sent requesting safety and security of the woman.

Mohammadi Begum’s father Mohammad Akbar, who stays in Bandlaguda, has written to ministry of external affairs in January and February requesting his daughter to be brought back to India.

In a letter, he stated that his daughter Mohammadi Begum was married to Mahammed Younus who claimed he was an Omani national but turned out to be a Pakistani. Younus cheated the family and got married to Mohammadi Begum while he was working in Muscat in Oman.

On Monday, Akbar’s wife Hajira Begum spoke to Mohammadi Begum over phone. Speaking to mediapersons, Hajira Begum said that her daughter is being ill-treated by Younus and his family members.

On Monday, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted, “I received a YouTube message from Shri Mohammad Akbar that his daughter Mohammadi Begum, an Indian national was married in Pakistan. Followed by another tweet, “and was being ill-treated by her inlaws. Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadi Begum”.

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