Published On: Fri, Oct 23rd, 2015

Geeta To Undergo DNA Test Upon Reaching India

1,048 views

NEW DELHI:  A mute and deaf Indian woman who has been stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade because she could not remember where she came from will return home on Monday after apparently identifying her family.

To go with Pakistan-India-missing-diplomacy,FOCUS by Ashraf KHAN  This photograph taken on August 3, 2015 shows Indian woman Geeta writing notes in her notebook at a women's shelter run the Edhi Foundation in Karachi. Deaf and mute, Geeta has been stuck in Pakistan for 13 years, unable to return to her native India because she cannot remember or explain exactly where she's from. News of Geeta plight surfaced in 2012 but no progress was made in tracing her roots. AFP PHOTO/ RIZWAN TABASSUM

To go with Pakistan-India-missing-diplomacy,FOCUS by Ashraf KHAN
This photograph taken on August 3, 2015 shows Indian woman Geeta writing notes in her notebook at a women’s shelter run the Edhi Foundation in Karachi. Deaf and mute, Geeta has been stuck in Pakistan for 13 years, unable to return to her native India because she cannot remember or explain exactly where she’s from. News of Geeta plight surfaced in 2012 but no progress was made in tracing her roots. AFP PHOTO/ RIZWAN TABASSUM

- Geeta to return home on Monday I SAMA_

India’s government pledged in August to bring her home, after a hit Bollywood film returned the case to the media spotlight.

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, featuring Indian superstars Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, tells the mirror image of Geeta’s story: a mute young Pakistani woman trapped in India.

Swarup rejected criticism in some media that Geeta’s return was hasty given that her ties with the family were not yet established.

“Everything we have done so far has been with the full knowledge and concurrence of Geeta and Edhi Foundation,” he said. AFP

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

Pin It