Bajrangi Bhaijaan:Panipat lawyer reaches Pak to help Geeta

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Jul 09, 2016 12:03 IST
Panipat-based lawyer Momin Malik has gone to Pakistan to offer legal help to Geeta. HT Photo

A Panipat-based lawyer has gone to Pakistan to offer legal help to a deaf and mute woman believed to be stranded in the country for the past 15 years.

In an email sent to the media in the evening, advocate Momin Malik said he would try to take Geeta's blood sample and try to help her return to India.

"I will make an effort to match her DNA profile based on the blood samples with those claiming to be her parents. I will present the details of my initiative before the Punjab and Haryana high court on September 10," Malik said in the email.

On Saturday, Malik also posted photographs of him crossing the Wagah border on his Facebook page.

"Relations between India and Pakistan are strained. It is not an easy task to go and work in the neighbouring country, but I want to make an humanitarian initiative (sic)," he wrote on his Facebook page.

On August 14, Malik had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the ministry of external affairs to try to bring the differently-abled Geeta back to India.

The court had deferred the case to September 10.

Geeta lives with Bilqees Edhi, the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi, founder of Edhi Foundation, a respected charity in Pakistan. Her case came to light after the release of Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in which the actor goes to Pakistan to reunite a minor deaf and mute girl with her family.

At least four families in India, including one in Amritsar, have claimed that Geeta was their daughter.

Malik had also been involved in assisting families of Samjhauta blast victims, including Pakistanis, for financial compensations.

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