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NGO to help send Indian deaf-mute girl back

world Updated: Aug 15, 2012 02:27 IST

Pakistan’s Sindh province government has established contact with a well-known welfare foundation to obtain details of a deaf and mute Indian girl, who had inadvertently strayed into the country some 13 years ago, as efforts were being made to send her back to India.

An official of the Edhi trust foundation, which has taken care of Geeta for the last few years and has housed her in Karachi for the last six months, said there had been inquiries from authorities about the Indian girl.

“They have taken her details and are apparently some efforts are on to help her safely reach her home in India,” the official said.

Geeta who is just 21, strayed into Pakistan when she mistakenly boarded a train from Amritsar which came into Lahore where she was taken into custody.

“She is deaf and mute and clearly disoriented but in last six months she has improved her communication skills a lot and we are hopeful in next few weeks she will be able to tell us about her family and home in India,” said Bilqees Edhi, the wife of the noted social worker Sattar Edhi who takes care of Geeta. “She is now able to write down things in Hindi.”