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I Will Personally Take Up Your Case, Says Sushma to Pak Girl Mashal

A Pakistani Hindu girl Mashall wanted to become a doctor but she cannot appear for PMT because she is a refugee/File Photo

A Pakistani Hindu girl Mashall wanted to become a doctor but she cannot appear for PMT because she is a refugee/File Photo

Mashall migrated to Jaipur along with her family in 2014 after her father was attacked in Pakistan.

New Delhi: Union External Affairs Minister (MEA) Sushma Swaraj personally took up the matter of a Pakistani Hindu girl Mashal who migrated to India and cannot appear for Pre Medical Test (PMT) because she is a refugee.

Soon after the matter was highlighted in the national media, Swaraj intervened and inquired about the matter. Later, she decided to take up her case and assured all kind of help. "Mashal - Don't be disappointed my child. I will personally take up your case for admission in a medical college," Swaraj tweeted.

Mashal, migrated to Jaipur along with her family in 2014 after her father was attacked thrice in Pakistan.

Mashal (who scored 91% marks in her 12th board exams) had said that she wanted to become a doctor but she cannot appear for PMT because she is a refugee. "If I apply as a foreigner, we have to pay a huge fee which my parents cannot afford since we left everything behind," she said.

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Mashal's mother expressed her happiness after MEA stepped into the matter. She said, "I am happy that madam (Sushma) assured all kind of help to my daughter. We migrated from Pakistan two years ago to secure our religion and future of our children. As per rule we will get the Indian citizenship only after completing 5 years. Till then it will be too later for my daughter."

first published:May 30, 2016, 07:56 IST
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