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Sushma Swaraj’s reply to Pakistani girl worried about returning home is winning hearts

Sushma Swaraj’s reply to Pakistani girl worried about returning home is winning hearts


Pakistani girl worried about getting back home safely

Sushma Swaraj’s reply to Pakistani girl worried about returning home is winning hearts:- On September 27, a delegation of 20 students from Pakistan has arrived in Chandigarh for the 11th Global Youth Peace Festival, bearing some hand-written notes and friendship cards from various different schools from across the country.

But amid these tensions that has currently gripped India and Pakistan after the Uri attack and surgical strikes, the girls were worried if they will ever return home safe.

Sushma Swaraj’s reply to Pakistani girl worried about returning home is winning hearts
Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister

Aliya Harir, the leader of the contingent and also convenor of Indo-Pak friendship initiative titled Aaghaz-E-Dosti, reached out to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help these girls return to Pakistan. Harrier later tweeted that the minister has assured her of help.

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Swaraj’s heartwarming tweets

But Swaraj — who had put up a strict front towards to Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly further, making sure that they know that Kashmir belongs to India and will also remain so — in her response to the girl, proved that the bitterness between the two countries will further never come in the way of humanity. “Aliya – I was concerned about your well being kyonki betiyan to sabki sanjhi hoti hain” (I was concerned about your well being because one’s daughter is everyone’s daughter).

Back home, the girls’ parents and relatives are also afraid for their well-being, but they went ahead with their tour. “There is talk of war and tension, but we wanted to come here. Our families were shocked, scared. Friends even said ‘tell us your last wish’. I told them to turn the TV off and let us go,” Roohani Barkal, one of the girls, told media.

Reportedly, these parents of some of the girls told them that they would not return alive.

But the girls have reached home safe and sound, Aliya has tweeted this morning. This proves that no matter what, both the countries are going through, people from both the ends somewhere wants peace.

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