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Indian envoy meets girl stuck in Karachi

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Published on August 07, 2015 with No Comments

Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan and his wife met a deaf and mute Indian woman stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade and assured her to locate her family as soon as possible.

“The purpose of my visit to this centre is to find out all details about Geeta’s case and background and try to locate her family and relatives as soon as possible,” Raghavan told reporters at the Edhi trust shelter home here. “The fact that I have come here is itself a message of peace from our government,” he said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted: “Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan Mr Raghavan and Mrs Raghavan met Geeta in Karachi today. Our High Commissioner believes that Geeta is an Indian. We will bring Geeta back to India.”

She also noted that the process of bringing back Geeta to India will require some formalities which will be completed. “We are grateful to all individuals and institutions in Pakistan who looked after Geeta,” she added. Geeta, 23, is believed to have mistakenly crossed into Pakistani territory as a child when she was 7-8 years old.

 

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