Indian govt trying to bring back Geeta

She has also written that her home bears the number 193. Experts say that she could belong to some vulnerable family in Jharkhand.


Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan TCA Raghavan and his wife on Tuesday had met Gita following direction from Swaraj and assured her to locate her family as soon as possible.

The couple, after tracking news reports and Geeta’s pictures on television, is fully convinced she is one of their six children who went missing at the age of nine.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj stated on Saturday that India is finishing the required formalities to bring back Gita, a listening to and speech-impaired Indian woman stranded in Karachi, to India.

In a series of tweets, Sushma Swaraj said the government was completing the “necessary formalities to bring Gita back to India”. Her case came to light following a recent Bollywood movie apparently based on her story. “With these details, please help locate Geeta’s family”, the minister tweeted.

“Then she wrote down “Vaishno Devi”, Swaraj said. She also observes the Ramazan fast.

According to Anara Devi and her husband Ramraj Gautam of Thammohan village under Maheshganj police station here, the girl is their daughter Savita who went missing since 2004, IG Law and order A Satish Ganesh said.

The couple has also attached some documents along with their application, claiming that Geeta, who is in Karachi, is their daughter, the DM said.

Geeta, a slim young Hindu woman now in her early 20s, was around 11 years old when she crossed from India to Pakistan, a mistake that would spark an odyssey to find her family and captivate the public after a hit film with a similar plot was released last month.

It was unclear how she came to be near the Pakistani border, on the other side of India, Edhi officials said. She was subsequently handed over to a non-government organization, the Edhi Foundation in Karachi, where she has been staying for the past 15 years.


This comes days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader tweeted that the Indian High Commissioner would meet the girl and try to help her. Geeta is stuck in Pakistan for more than a decade after losing contact with her family.

Union Minister Sushma Swaraj and the names of Geeta's family members in her own handwriting