MUMBAI — Geeta, 23, the deaf and mute Indian girl living in Pakistan for 12 years, will return to India Oct. 26. Geeta had identified her family in India, and the formalities will be completed by then.
Geeta had crossed accidentally over to the neighboring country as a kid. The family she has identified from pictures sent by authorities is in Bihar. “She will be handed over to the family only after a DNA test,” external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted. A charitable foundation in Karachi, the Edhi Foundation, has been looking after her.
Though storywriter V. Vijayendra Prasad has denied it, it is believed that the real report inspired him to write the story of 2015’s biggest blockbuster, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” about an Indian returning a Pakistani mute child to her home. But what is inarguable is that the government went into action only when the film helped bring her story into the limelight.
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