Sushma Swaraj arranges medical seat for Pak girl Mashal in Karnataka

Mashal, whose both parents are doctors, had scored 91 per cent marks in her CBSE Class XII examination this year.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: May 31, 2016 4:07 am
sushma swaraj, mashal, medical seat for mashal, hindu migrants pakistan, pakistani migrants india, pakistan migrant problems india, hindu persecution pakistan, pakistan migrant girl india, india news Mashal cannot appear for the all-India pre-medical test — the entrance examination for admission in undergraduate medical course — because of her status as a foreigner. Express photo

Nineteen-year-old Mashal Maheshwari, who moved to Jaipur from Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province two years ago, has been offered a medical seat in Karnataka after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention.

Mashal, whose both parents are doctors, had scored 91 per cent marks in her CBSE Class XII examination this year. However, she was not allowed to appear for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) as only NRIs and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) are allowed to take the examination, while she and her family are here on a long-term visa. After knowing Mashal’s story, Swaraj reached out to her and assured her that she would help her realise her dream.

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“Mashal — Don’t be disappointed my child. I will personally take up your case for admission in a Medical College,” Swaraj had tweeted on Sunday.

On Monday, Swaraj had again tweeted, “Mashal — I am watching you on CNN News. Please contact me on Telephone : 011-23794344. I am waiting for your call.” Subsequently, in a telephonic conversation, Swaraj sought Mashal’s certificates over email and offered her a seat in Karnataka.

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Talking to mediapersons, Mashal said that the minister, “assured” her and offered her a seat in Karnataka.

However, she said her parents are reluctant to send her to Karnataka.

“My parents are reluctant to send me there because the language and the region are completely new. It took us two years to completely adjust to this environment in Rajasthan,” she said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    May 31, 2016 at 4:14 am
    Ms swaraj kindly let the girl fight for a seat as other students do. Dont rob deserving aspirants of d few seats available as u people hav already given too much reservations
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      Abhinav Gour
      May 31, 2016 at 9:35 am
      I just love her work.... Great thing happen to country is our MOEA
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        anonymous
        May 31, 2016 at 11:51 am
        He was talking about India, write about India.
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          anonymous
          May 31, 2016 at 11:58 am
          People take cles for even 2 to 3 years to get admission into a Medical College, and she got a seat without any entrance test. Wow, if Sushmaji wants to do something good she should have allowed her to take the entrance test and not just land her in a helicopter, this is blatantly abusing the power, there must be 1000s are competing for that seat.
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            Sirius
            May 31, 2016 at 5:44 am
            No, Ms. Mashal is being accommodated in a private college . If you can have minority students with 2nd div being accommodated in seats being reserved for them in minority insution, we can have a bright student (who is a victimized minority in her own land) being accommodated in a non-supported private medical colleges on this great nation ...
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