The relationship between India and Pakistan have been soured by the recent attacks in Uri and Pathankot, and there’s has been turmoil over Pakistani actors working in Bollywood, but one person has been repetitively risen above all this to spread the love.
Helping people in distress is not new to Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj; be it a distress call from Kuwait or Indians in Yemen she has promptly replied to people on social media. She have stood in front of the world at UNGA and sent a strong message to Pakistan after the Uri attack and Kashmir controversy, but at the same time helped a young Pakistani girl and won hearts.
Last month, a young man appealed to her after his would-be-bride and her family was having troubles to get visa. Naresh Tewani from Jodhpur has been engaged to Priya Bachchani from Karachi for past three years. The couple died to tie a knot in India but owing to the growing spat between the two countries the chances seemed very bleak. With just one left for the wedding, Tewani sought Swaraj’s help and said she was his last resort.
Tewani on October 5, tweeted to Swaraj saying, “Mam my marriage is on 7th Nov. My fiance is from Karachi, Pak. Her family didn’t getting the visa. Nw only u r my hope. pls help.” Swaraj on being aware of the crisis replied to him on October 7 and assured “we will issue visa” and asked him not to worry.
@SushmaSwaraj @ Mam my marriage is on 7th nov.My fiance is from karachi,Pak.Her family did’nt getting the visa.Nw only u r my hope.pls help
— Naresh Tewani (@TewaniNaresh) October 5, 2016
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) October 7, 2016
— Naresh Tewani (@TewaniNaresh) October 7, 2016
But the minister kept her promise and the bride and the family arrived in India on time for the wedding. According to a Times of India report, the bride-to-be and her family arrived in Jodhpur on Sunday and the two families are extremely delighted and grateful to her.
“I am very happy that everything has gone on as planned and we are enjoying the ceremonies here,” the report quoted the bride. The happy groom said, “We are thankful for the quick response of the minister. All the 35 members got their visas to come to Jodhpur, though, in two parts.”
— Azhar Khan (@Azharkh4) November 7, 2016
Sushma Swaraj has again shown hatred may prevail between the two countries but nothing could stop humanity and love flowing across borders.