Monday, 26 August 2013

Hope For Geeta........

A follow - on  from HERE.  Pakistan's former Federal Minister for Human Rights Ansar Burney will visit India on October 12, 2012 to search for the family of an Indian girl. The girl, who is deaf and mute, had strayed into Pakistan over a decade ago.

21-year-old Geeta was found by the police at the Lahore railway station about 13 years ago. Burney said that she probably boarded the Samjhauta Express - the peace train between India and Pakistan - by mistake and reached the other side of the border. Burney said he will bring videos and pictures of the girl to aid in her identification.

The girl, who could write little Hindi, vaguely recalled that she had seven brothers and three sisters. She remembered that her family resided next to a river and there was a hotel and hospital in the backdrop.  "If her family is traced in India, the Pakistan government would be able to send her home to India," he said. "I also appeal to the Indian government to help me trace the family of the girl, nicknamed Guddi," he said.

The girl is still hopeful that she will be able to return home one day. Burney - who already uploaded the pictures of the girl on social media sites - stated that he was circulating her pictures to the media in India to ensure that her family is traced. "Her relatives or family members may recognize her picture," he said.  He said that finding her parents or relatives was a difficult task, especially since it has been a decade. "But I believe in miracles and one may happen now too," he added.


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