A 27-year-old woman Geeta, who is deaf and mute, was stranded in Pakistan for 15 years. She was brought back to India in October 2015 by Sushma Swaraj. The women pays tribute to her in sign language.
When she was brought back to India in October 2015, she failed to find her family although a lot of people claimed to be her parents. Swaraj not only helped her to rescue from Pakistan but also looked for matchmakers for Geeta and sought marriage proposals for her. She called her India’s daughter.
She failed to find her family even after DNA testing, Sushma told reporters in Indore, “Geeta is the daughter of India. Even if she does not meet her family, she will never be sent back to Pakistan. The Indian government will foster her.”
Geeta was 11-years-old when she unintentionally crossed the border into Pakistan in 2003. She was spotted by the Pakistan Rangers in Lahore and was handed over to Edhi. Bilquis Edhi, who runs the Edhi Foundation, named her Geeta.
Sushma Swaraj, at the age of 67 suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Tuesday, on 6th August and left us in shock.