External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday met Mohammad Ramzan, 15, the boy stranded in India who has been living in a shelter home in Bhopal. The minister said that all efforts will be made to reunite him with his mother.
Govt ready to give his mother visa to visit India: Minister
“We are ready to give visa to his mother, so that she can come here and meet her son. She can also stay here. However, for sending Ramzan there, Pakistan needs to issue visa for him, which is possible only when they accept him as their citizen”, said the minister, while talking to media persons today.
“We can send his blood sample to Pakistan for DNA test to match with his mother. Else, Pakistan can send his mother’s blood sample and we will get it tested here. We are ready to do everything to unite the mother and the son, politics will not come in way”, she further said.
Sushma Swaraj, who is an MP from Vidisha, met Ramzan at her official residence in Bhopal.
She asked Ramzan, whether he wants to meet his mother? He replied in affirmative. Subsequently, the minister promised, “We will reunite you with your mother”.
The minister said that Indian embassy in Pakistan will issue visa to his mother. Swaraj praised the Pakistan government’s role in sending Geeta to India. She said that all steps will be taken to ensure that the boy gets back to Pakistan. The boy has been living in a shelter home in Bhopal.
Ramzan’s parents had split and his father had taken him to Bangladesh. His father remarried there and the stepmother allegedly tortured the boy. Ramzan wished to go back to his mother and sneaked out from Bangladesh to India two years ago.