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Mallika Sherawat reaches out to Sushma Swaraj for help

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Sherawat has reached out to Swaraj, urging her to help in facilitation of an Indian visa for a of the NGO Free-A-Girl.

has made the request for Evelien Holsken, of the NGO, as her visa application has been repeatedly rejected.

The works closely with Free-A-Girl India, which fights against human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children in

"Ma'am Swaraj, of Dutch NGO Free-A-Girl has been repeatedly denied visa to This NGO is doing superb work for trafficked children and women. Please help!" tweeted on Monday.

The NGO focuses on creating awareness about the problem of child prostitution and the impunity of offenders of child prostitution, and is mobilising support of the local community to fight against this crime.

Mallika is the brand of "School for Justice", a unique programme by Free-A-Girl which helps girls who have been rescued from brothels by providing them with education, training and support in order to help them become lawyers and work within the judicial system.

"I feel very strongly about this issue and felt the urge to seek help in order to get support from the government and be granted visa allowance to the co-founder who has been tirelessly working for the benefit of Indian children and women.

"Swarajji has always addressed issues such as these and I am hoping to seek a positive response from her," Mallika said in a statement.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:12 IST
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