Real life Munni in Pakistan: Court dismisses plea seeking Geeta’s custody

Islamabad, Sept 4: A sessions court in Pakistan rejected a plea seeking custody of Geeta, an Indian girl stranded in Pakistan for more than a decade, filed by an Indian lawyer.

The court observed that diplomatic channels be used since the matter involved two countries, Dawn online reported.

Geeta’s custody plea rejected

Momineen Malik, a social worker and lawyer from Haryana, had filed the petition in Sindh High Court in Karachi to seek the custody of Geeta. He filed the petition through local lawyers, seeking an order for return of the girl to India.

Geeta, a deaf and mute Indian girl was found sitting alone and disorientated on Samjhauta Express in Lahore by the Punjab Rangers.

Geeta's story has similarities with Munni, the centre character of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The Bollywood movie too revolves around a speech-impaired girl (Munni) from Pakistan who finds herself lost in India with no way to return her home. An Indian man (Bajrangi Bhaijaan, role played by Salman Khan) undertakes the task and reunites her with her family in Pakistan.

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Geeta, aka Guddi, aka Fatima, now 21, has been brought up at Edhi Home where she has been living for the past 13 years.

Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan and his wife met Geeta last month after her story was aired in the Pakistani media.

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