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Indian official visits Pakistani charity to resolve stranded girl custody


Indian official visits Pakistani charity to resolve stranded girl custody

Karachi, Sep 09 (ANI): An Indian High Commission official on Wednesday visited Pakistan's largest charity in Karachi as part of efforts being made to resolve the custody of a deaf and mute Indian girl Geeta, a charity official said. A Pakistani court earlier this month rejected a petition to send back to India the deaf-mute woman who lost her family when she wandered over one of the world's most militarised borders as a child, saying the two nations should resolve the issue diplomatically.

Geeta, a Hindu woman now in her early 20s, was around 11-years-old when she inadvertently crossed the border from India to Pakistan. Prabhat K.

Jain, second secretary at Indian High Commission in Islamabad, brought pictures along with him of those Indian families who had claimed the girl. Geeta has lived in a home for lost and abandoned children, say officials at the charitable Edhi Foundation.

Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan has visited Geeta at the Edhi centre in Karachi and said he would

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