A Deaf-mute Indian girl who is stuck in Pakistan for the past 14 years finally gets a relief as External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj ordered Indian high commissioner to Pakistan, TCA Raghavan to meet the girl in Karachi.
This seems similar to the fictional tale of Bollywood blockbuster ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ starred by Salman Khan. "The Punjab Rangers brought her to us some 14 years ago," social welfare group Edhi Foundation stated.
Faisal Edhi of the group told Express Tribune that "For years, we have been trying to locate her family or her hometown so that she can return."
A social worker Ansar Burney has been searching for the girl’s parents for the past 15 years and Sushma surprisingly responded in Twitter saying “I have asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan to go to Karachi with Mrs Raghavan and meet this girl.”
According to Ansar, the 23-year-old girl, known as Geeta alias Guddy may be from Jharkhand or Telangana in India.
In Geeta’s drawings the number ‘193’ frequently appears where the former minister Ansar Burney cites that she does not remembers 193 and says she has seven brothers & four sisters.
Geeta now lives with Bilquis Edhi. This information has been independently verified by the Dawn.
Burney, who will be in India in September to meet the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, acknowledged the fresh effort to find the woman’s parents was because of the success of the Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijan in both countries.
She is aged between 22 to 24 and communicates through gestures, and at times cries a lot.
(With inputs from ANI)