Responding to a tweet, Sushma Swaraj helps son perform father’s last rites by getting embassy opened on a holiday

On October 10, Twitter user Sarita Takru reached out to Swaraj on the micro-blogging site informing her that she had lost her husband.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 12, 2016 3:12 pm
Sushma Swaraj helps son to perform the last rites of his father Sushma Swaraj helps son to perform the last rites of his father

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj continues to prove that her department is just a tweet away should you need its services. Recently, she helped over 20 girls to return safely to Pakistan as they were worried if they would after given the tense status of relationship between the two countries. With an emotional touch, she responded to the head of the contingent saying, “I was concerned about your well-being because one’s daughter is everyone’s daughter.”

On October 10, Twitter user Sarita Takru reached out to Swaraj on the micro-blogging site informing her that she had lost her husband and her only son who is to perform his father’s last rites is in the United States. She told the minister that he needs to be in India but he won’t get Visa till October 13 because the embassy is closed. “@SushmaSwaraj lost my husband ystrday. My only child, Abhai Kaul, Am citizen, can’t get Indian visa before Local Thursday. Is this human?” wrote Takru. “This dreadful wait must end. Please give my son Indian visa in US so his father may be cremated. Please support. Need empathy,” she added.

Swaraj immediately swung into action and made sure the embassy worked during holidays to provide a visa to her son. “I am sorry to know about the sad demise of your husband. Just wait – I will help you. Our Embassy in US is closed for Vijaya Dashmi and Moharram. I have sent a message. We will open the Embassy and give visa to your son,” responded Swaraj.

Here’s what happened next.

Well, there is no denying the social media help service of the MEA is doing a fab job!

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