Sushma Swaraj helps Indian in distress in Pakistan

Sushma Swaraj helps Indian in distress in Pakistan

Swaraj said in her tweet that she received youtube message from one, Mohammed Akbar saying that his daughter Mohammadia Begum, an Indian national, was married in Pakistan, and was being ill-treated by her in-laws.

As her passport had expired past year, Swaraj asked the Indian High Commission to renew it and facilitate her return home.

She informed that officials of Indian high commission in Pakistan met Mohammadia Begum who wanted to return to India. A "Note Verbale" too had been sent to Pakistan requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadia Begum, the Minister said, adding that the High Commission officials had met the woman, who "expressed her desire to return to India".

Seeking clarifications from Swaraj on her statement, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury asked whether the government is treating these incidents as law and order matter or growing hate atmosphere in US. The mother advised her to have patience and wait for the help from the High Commission. Speaking to mediapersons, Hajira Begum said that her daughter is being ill-treated by Younus and his family members. "He even tells the children to keep themselves away from her as she is a Hindustani and all Hindustanis are Hindus".

Younis has even threatened that he will not allow her go back to India alive.

It was on March 16 that Sushma had sought a report from India High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale.

In a letter, he stated that his daughter Mohammadi Begum was married to Mahammed Younus who claimed he was an Omani national but turned out to be a Pakistani.

The victim's "nikaah" was performed over telephone through some agent and she joined her husband, a mechanic, in Muscat.

Ties between India and the United States have warmed considerably since the year 2000 with four presidential visits in 15 years, more than the number in the preceding decades since India's independence from British rule in 1947.

Sushma, while making a statement in the Rajya Sabha on the recent 'hate crimes against people of Indian origin settled in the United States, said strategic partnership with the U.S. is secondary and India would not keep mum on hate crime against Indians just because the two countries are strategic partner.