23 year old Geeta at the Edhi home in Karachi – she is deaf & mute – but points to Jharkand when shown India's map pic.twitter.com/zz5zyIBHhX
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Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a Bollywood blockbuster, has made headlines for its compelling narrative: a mute Pakistani girl is separated from her mother in India, and a relentless Hindu embarks on a journey to bring her home. It turns out that the dramatic tale is not just a story on the big screen. Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney has been trying for years to reunite 22-year-old Geeta with her family back in India. She was found at the Lahore Railway Station as a little girl, thought to be about 7 or 8 years old at the time. Geeta, who is mute and deaf, will finally get a chance to meet the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan after a request from Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. Human rights activist Bilqees Edhi has circulated Geeta’s pictures and videos in India, in the hopes of locating her family and finally bringing her home.
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