Rajat Sharma

Sushma has done a good job in bringing Uzma back

On Thursday, when Indian national Uzma Ahmed crossed the border at Wagah, she bent down and kissed the Indian soil. Hours later, when she met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi, she hugged her and wept. She then described how Pakistan has become a “well of death”(mout ka kuan) where women are not safe. We should commend the efforts made by Sushma Swaraj and the Indian High Commission officials in Islamabad in securing her safe return to India. Uzma Ahmed was forced to marry at gunpoint by a Pakistani national. Sushma Swaraj also praised the Pakistani high court judge, who when told by Uzma’s so-called husband that it was an issue of “prestige for Pakistan”, snapped back and said: “this is a marital issue, why are you dragging India and Pakistan into it”. This shows that humanity is still left across the border. Sushma Swaraj also praised the Pakistani foreign and interior ministries for arranging safe return of the Indian girl.

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