Not Reel but in Real Life:Sushma Swaraj helps Pakistani Bajrangi Bhaijaan to get 'Munni' back to Ind

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New Delhi, Aug 3: Sushma Swaraj, the external affair minister of India, was fast enough to take action to get help real life Pakistani 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to get 'Munni' back to the country.

Salman Khan-starrer Bollywood blockbuster movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan may have been a work of fiction, but in Karachi it is a real life story of an Indian girl who can neither speak nor hear and stuck in Pakistan for 13 years with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.

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A still from Bollywood movie Bajrangi Bhaijan

Citing reports about the girl, who has been named Guddi alias Geeta, Swaraj asked Dr TCA Raghavan, India's Ambassador to Pakistan to pursue the case.

In one of her post on micro-blogging site Twitter, Swaraj tweeted, "I have asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan to go to Karachi with Mrs Raghavan and meet this girl."

Ansar Burney, a Pakistani national, has been trying to locate Guddi's family members in India since 2012. After Salman Khan's movie, Burney relaunched his mission. He is scheduled to come to India in Sept 2015 to meet Dalai Lama.

Now 23-year-old, Geeta, who can neither speak nor hear, is believed to have mistakenly crossed into Pakistani territory as a child.

According to reports, the only communication she has managed is recognising the Indian map on a mobile phone and breaking down into tears.

With the success of the Salman Khan-starrer 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', activists are making more efforts to reunite Geeta with her family in India.

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Human rights activist and former minister Ansar Burney, who has raised Geeta's issue three years ago during a visit to India, is now running a Facebook campaign for her.

OneIndia News
(With agency inputs)

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