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Facilitate return of Hyderabadi woman stranded in Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj asked Indian High Commission in Islamabad to renew her passport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister on Monday directed in Islamabad to renew the passport and facilitate the return of an Indian woman from Hyderabad who is stranded in and is being allegedly harassed by her husband.

Swaraj, who was approached by the 44-year-old woman's father to help her in returning to India, in a series of tweets said she has asked the to renew the woman's Indian passport and facilitate her return to India.

"I have asked to renew her Indian passport and facilitate her return to India," Swaraj tweeted.

Mohammadia Begum from Hyderabad, who is stranded in Pakistan, had called her father saying that she was being harassed by her 60-year-old Pakistani husband in Lahore.

She married Muhammad Younis, who allegedly concealed his actual nationality and claimed to be from Oman, in 1996.

"I received a Youtube message from Shri Mohammad Akbar that his daughter Mohammadia Begum an, Indian was married in and was being ill-treated by her inlaws. Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadia Begum," Swaraj said.

"Our High Commission officials met Mohammadia Begum and she expressed her desire to return to India," she said.

Swaraj had last week sought details from India's High Commissioner over the matter after Amjadullah Khan Khalid of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT), a political party in Telangana, drew her attention to the plight of the woman.

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 22:33 IST