External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is known to help distressed Indians in foreign countries and also foreigners who wish to visit the country especially for treatment.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is known to help distressed Indians in foreign countries and also foreigners who wish to visit the country especially for treatment. On Friday morning, the minister once again stepped in to aid someone who was suffering in neighbouring country. She announced help to bring back a Telangana woman from Pakistan who is being tortured by her husband and in-laws. “She is India’s daughter. If the ticket is a problem, we will provide the ticket to Mohammadi Begum for her return from Pakistan,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Friday while reacting to a news report of parents of the woman.
The woman Mohammadi Begum got married to Mohammed Younis, who had claimed to be from Oman. However, she told her parents in March that her husband was actually a Pakistani. She also claimed to have kept confined in Sialkot. The woman also said she was being harassed and beaten up by her husband and in-laws and wanted to return back to India.
The woman’s father Mohammad Akbar appealed to the minister with the help of Majlis Bachao Tehreek spokesperson Amjed Ullah Khan. Sushma Swaraj has asked the Indian High Commission in Pakistan to look into the matter. Subsequently, her passport was also renewed. Making an appeal to the minister on Thursday, her parents made a fresh appeal to the minister saying that Begum’s Pakistan visa is set to expire by December 16 and her husband told them he would send her back home if they arrange her travel. “I don’t have that much money to arrange the tickets for her. I humbly appeal you to help my child,” Akbar said in a recorded video.
Earlier on Thursday, Sushma Swaraj granted visa to five Pakistani children, which include a 10-month-old baby, for treatment in India. “There is a request for the medical visa from some Pakistani children – Muhammad Ahmad (10 months), Abuzar (7 years), Mohit (7 years), Zainab Shahzadi (8 years) and Muhammad Zain Aslam (9 years). We grant visa for all these Pakistani children for their treatment in India,” Swaraj tweeted.
She also announced accepting the request for the medical visa of two other Pakistani nationals. “Pakistani nationals Altaf Hussain and Amir Raza have also requested for the medical visa. On the recommendation of Indian High Commission in Pakistan, we accept their requests too,” Swaraj tweeted. “I have received the report from Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will issue visa for your father Haji Ashique Hussain for his liver transplant surgery in India immediately and pray for his early recovery,” she added.