MP: Geeta’s lawyer steps in to help Ramzan unite with his mother in Pak

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2015 13:15 IST
Mohammad Ramzan (centre) at the Childline shelter home in Bhopal. (Mujeeb Faruqui/HT file photo)

Momin Malik, a Panipat-based lawyer who had filed a petition in Islamabad high court to bring back Geeta, a deaf-mute girl stuck in Pakistan for years, to India, will now help repatriate 15-year-old Mohammad Ramzan, stuck in Bhopal for more than two years.

After getting the news that Ramzan’s mother, Begum Razia, has refused to come to Bhopal, Malik has decided to take up the cause of the boy.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted that the Indian High Commission was ready to give Visa to Begum Razia so that she could come to Bhopal to meet her son. Later, Ramzan’s mother refused to come to India.

Talking to HT, Malik said: “By refusing to visit to India, Ramzan’s mother has increased the problem in repatriation of his son. The reason which she has given is not at all correct. I will meet her in Karachi and try to convince that situation is not like what she was told about India. I will bear all the expenses of her visit like a brother. If she is still not convinced, I will ask any member of Ramzan’s family to come and identify the boy in Bhopal.”

“As Razia belongs to humble background and she is not aware of the real picture of India. She was misinformed by someone and that is why she is scared,” said Malik.

“I will help Ramzan and his mother in coping up with all kinds of legal issue. I am trying to gather as much as evidence I can do. Even, I am ready to go to Bangladesh to get passport or any other ID’s of Ramzan so that he can reunite with his family,” he added.

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