Seven Nepalese girls were also among those rescued from the clutches of the crime syndicate, which was involved in trafficking of girls.
Sushma Swaraj will undertake her first visit of the year to three southeast Asian countries — Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore — from January 4 to 8.
“…your words touched the chords of my heart and as a person who has seen the miseries of jail life, I could envisage the tribulation Jadhav’s wife and mother had to go through,” he said.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has hinted that bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan are not possible for now.
“I am happy to inform that we have secured the return of Capt Atul Sharma, Sudhir Kumar, Balvinder Singh and Viyas Yadav to India. I appreciate the efforts of B N Reddy, Indian High Commissioner in Nigeria. We thank Nigerian authorities for their help,” Swaraj tweeted
The confrontation between the two leaders began in July when Swaraj gave a statement in the Lok Sabha that the 39 Indians who have been missing is Iraq since 2014 where lodged in a jail in Badush town of Iraq.
The two women had to remove their mangalsutra, bindi, bangles, hair-clips and footwear, and also change their clothes, before meeting Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer on Death Row in Pakistan, on Monday
“Regardless of political differences, when it comes to nation’s dignity and another country misbehaves with our mothers & sisters, it will not be tolerated,” Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said on the treatment meted out to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family in Pakistan.
“A meeting of a mother with her son and a wife with her husband was turned into a propaganda tool by Pakistan,” said Sushma Swaraj on meeting of Kulbhushan Jadhav with his family in Islamabad on December 25.
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The moment Parliament met after a four-day break, Opposition members condemned the hostile reception accorded to Jadhav’s wife Chetna and mother Avanti during their visit.
Telangana BJP president K Laxman also requested Swaraj for help in this regard.
Jakhar, in a party release at Chandigarh, said that after Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh raised the issue, the Centre has already directed the Indian High Commission in Pakistan to take it up at the highest level with Islamabad.
“Pakistan nationals Fatima Naeem (13 years), Mansoor Bhagani and Shehab Asif have sought medical visa for their treatment in India. We have approved their visa,” Swaraj tweeted.
Sushma Swaraj assured help to Mohammadi Begum, an Indian woman who has been stranded in Pakistan. She said that the ministry will provide the ticket for her return to India.