‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ starring Salman Khan is a movie about a speech impaired Pakistani girl who gets lost in India and meets Bajrangi (Salman Khan) who takes the responsibility of reunitine her with her family. Though this was a work of fiction, there is a similar story of a girl who is in need of Bajrangi Bhaijaan in Pakistan.
A 23 year old girl who can neither speak nor hear was found in Pakistan by the Punjab rangers and a social welfare group called Edhi foundation took her responsibility and named her Geeta. Social activists, journalists and the members of the welfare group are making a lot of efforts to get reunite her with her family, nothing is turning out to be successful.
“For years, we have been trying to locate her family or her hometown so that she can return. Sobbing silently, she frantically points first at the Indian state of Jharkhand and then at Telangana, trying hard to tell something of her past that may be a clue for them. “We have shown her writings to people but nothing has come out of it. She copies Hindi words from magazines,” said Faisal Edhi from Edhi Organisation.
I have asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan to go to Karachi with Mrs Raghavan and meet this girl. @AnsarBurney
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 3, 2015
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) August 2, 2015
Meanwhile, the shelter home staff has arranged for a prayer room for her with the posters oh Hindu Gods and Goddesses. A Facebook campaign is also being run by Ansar Burney, human rights activist, as an effort to help Geeta trace her family. Geeta was also persuaded to get married to a Hindu boy in Pakistan but she refused to do so.
Currently, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has instructed TCA Raghavan who is the Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan to visit Karachi and meet Geeta. We hope that this girl’s family is found soon and she returns back to her homeland.