On Tuesday, Sushma had introduced that the federal government will bring Gita back to India after Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan met Gita on the Edhi Foundation in Karachi the place the younger woman has been staying for the previous 15 years after she by chance strayed into Pakistani territory.
Swaraj has asked the chief ministers of the respective states to verify the families’ claims and tweeted a bunch of particular information that Geeta herself reportedly provided the authorities with her pictures and drawings. “Then she wrote Vaihno Devi”, said Ms Swaraj. She additionally conveyed that she had visited a temple together with her father.
“We are completing the necessary formalities to bring Gita back to India“, she tweeted.
“This should further help in locating Geeta’s family”, added Ms Swaraj.
The couple has also attached some documents along with their application, claiming that Gita, who is in Karachi, is their daughter, the DM said. According to Ansar Burney, the activist, she was brought to the NGO by the police who found her on the railway station in Lahore.
The girl was handed over to the Edhi Foundation, a social welfare organisation in Pakistan.
Since her story hit the limelight earlier this week, four families have come forward to claim that Gita was their long-lost daughter. Through an interpreter at the Edhi Foundation she said that her mother wears a saree and not a shalwar kameez.
The couple, Rajesh Kumar and Ram Dulari, conveyed to Hindustan Times through their son, Raju, 14, that the girl being raised by Edhi Foundation in Karachi is their daughter Pooja, who they fondly used to call Guddi. “For years, we have been trying to locate her family or her hometown so that she can return”, Faisal said.