Indian woman allegedly detained by husband in Pakistan, Sushma Swaraj assures help

Sushma Swaraj said that Indian High Commission has been asked to renew the woman's passport and initiate the process of her return to India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:March 21, 2017 3:13 pm
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An Indian woman Mohammadia Begum and her father Mohammad Akbar on Monday sent a message on YouTube to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj alleging that the woman’s husband had detained her in Pakistan. The minister took to Twitter on Monday and informed everyone about the same. “I received a Youtube message from Shri Mohammad Akbar that his daughter Mohammadia Begum an, Indian national was married in Pakistan,” she wrote.

Swaraj added that the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan had met Mohammadia Begum and the latter had expressed a desire to return to the country. “Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadia Begum,” Swaraj said adding that the woman is being ill-treated by her in-laws in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the woman’s father told news agency ANI on Tuesday that he had also written a letter to the EAM regarding the issue and said that she had responded to the letter. “My daughter was called to Indian High Commission in Islamabad for completion of documents but her husband prevented her from going,” Mohammad Akbar added. The EAM said, in a Tweet, that the Indian High Commission has been asked to renew the woman’s passport and initiate the process of her return to India.

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    Anurag
    Mar 21, 2017 at 10:34 am
    Sushma Swaraj should change her ministry to stan affairs minister.
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      vijay
      Mar 21, 2017 at 1:37 pm
      It will be possible only if they can read anything other than Arabic.Normal logic rational thinking are perfect latin for them
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        ARUN HEBBARE
        Mar 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm
        Going by your reaction you seem to be well taken care of by your counterparts who are actually perpetrating cruelty.
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          bharat
          Mar 21, 2017 at 11:42 am
          cant you see ,remove your religion tinged lenses and open up
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            deepu
            Mar 21, 2017 at 4:30 pm
            Well done susma ji...you are best foriegn minister....
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              dsaf
              Mar 21, 2017 at 11:44 am
              why indians marry sicko s!!
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                kamath Ramesh
                Mar 21, 2017 at 10:25 am
                It is sad that women are treated so badly by some people. Still such treatment is justified by muslim personal law in the affidavit submitted in SC in triple talaq case. On the other hand, it is one more proof that bjp is for "sab ka saath sab ka vikaas". Sushma ji did not neglect just because the woman is from minority who hate bjp and not vote for bjp. Sushma ji is the best MEA we ever had. Now muslim should change their outlook.
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                  Eve Fernandez
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 9:54 am
                  Is she doing work of a Foreign Minister?
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