Sushma Swaraj gives word on Twitter to help Indian woman jailed in Riyadh

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured help to an Indian woman from Telangana, who is lodged in a jail in Riyadh.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 9:48 pm
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured help to an Indian woman from Telangana,
who is lodged in a jail in Riyadh. Swaraj’s assurance came after the woman’s husband
requested the minister to ensure her release. “We will provide Fahimunnisa Begum legal aid and all assistance,” she said on Twitter.

Her came as a reply to Twitter user KTR who wrote: “Would like to request you to provide legal aid for Fahimunnisa Begum @SushmaSwaraj Ji @IndianEmbRiyadh.” He had retweeted the tweet of Shaik Sadiq‏ who wrote: “@KTRTRS @Collector_KB sir my wife is stuck in Riyadh since 2 months.. now she is in jail.. plz rescue her.. I m from kaghaznagar…” and added a picture of her ID card along with it.

Take a look at all the tweets here.

Even as the reason for her arrest was not known, Swaraj didn’t deter from lending a hand to the woman. Responding to a request of another person, Swaraj said the Indian Embassy in Bahrain will look into the reported drowning of an Indian there.

The reason for her arrest was not known. Responding to a request of another person, Swaraj said
the Indian Embassy in Bahrain will look into the reported drowning of an Indian there.

Kabees Abdul Jaleel, 32, had reportedly drowned in a swimming pool in Bahrain. Swaraj was approached by the person on Twitter who said the deceased was in his relation. He said they did not know what happened to Jaleel and requested Swaraj to take appropriate action.

This is not the first time Swaraj has extended a hand of help. The 65-year-old is popular for her swift response on Twitter.

With inputs from PTI.

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