Geeta Back To Home India:A Hindu woman in her early 20s, the story of Geeta, has captivated people on both sides of the border at a time of heightened tension between India and Pakistan.“A daughter returns home. Geeta arrives in New Delhi accompanied by members of Edhi Foundation,” Indian foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said on Twitter, referring to the Pakistani charity group that has looked after her.
Geeta Back To Home India Today From Pakistan :Warm Welcome at Delhi Airport
Geeta arrived at the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi at 10.20am by Pakistan International Airlines Flight 272 from Karachi. She was accompanied by five members of the Edhi Foundation which has been fostering her for all these years.
— Gopal Baglay (@MEAIndia) October 26, 2015
She was received at the airport by senior Pakistani diplomats and officials from the ministry of external affairs. In a rare gesture, the Indian government will treat the members of the Karachi-based charity as state guests.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) October 26, 2015
In the evening, Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit and his wife will host a reception for Geeta and those accompanying her. Although Geeta is quite sure that the family in Bihar, which has made the claim, is her own, she will be handed over only after DNA tests. If the tests turn out negative she will be handed over to a care home either in Delhi or in Indore. Indian authorities are proceeding cautiously because at least four families had come forward to claim her.
— Times of lsIamabad (@TimesofIslambad) October 26, 2015
She was received at the airport by her father and brother, who came all the way from Bihar. Union Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet Geeta today afternoon at Ministry of External Affairs. Geeta’s father, Janardhan Mahato, told The Indian Express before leaving for MEA: “Hira loved to get photographed as a child. Then we didnt have camera. what is happening today is destiny.
How Geeta Indian girl stuck in Pakistan arrives home after 10 years?
Geeta, now 23, was reportedly just 7 or 8 years old when she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express by Pakistani Rangers 15 years ago at the Lahore railway station. She was adopted by Bilquees Edhi and lived with her in Karachi. Geeta has identified her family through a photograph sent to her by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad. The family reportedly is from Bihar. According to Faisal Edhi, Geeta had told them through sign language that her father was an elderly man and she had a stepmother and step siblings
— India Today (@IndiaToday) October 26, 2015