Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on September 10 asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to grant a 16-year-old Pakistani girl Madhu admission in a government school in Delhi’s Sanjay Colony.
EAM Sushma Swaraj meets Pakistani girl Madhu struggling to gt admission in Delhi school as she didn’t hv proper docs pic.twitter.com/7NYFDr6BEx— ANI (@ANI_news) September 10, 2016
She along with her family had fled from Pakistan’s Punjab area back in 2014 as a religious persecution, but in their haste were unable to grab all the necessary documents, such as Madhu’s school leaving certificate.
According to news reports Madhu had even written to CM Kejriwal to help her out but to no avail.
Madhu – I have read this story in the media. Pl see me at my residence tomorrow evening at 7 pm. https://t.co/JfxBCX2Vz8— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) September 9, 2016
While talking with Madhu and her family, she learnt that Madhu had approached many government schools for admission in Class IX, but they all turned her down as she was ‘overage’ and didn’t have a transfer certificate.
After listening to their plight Ms. Swaraj decided to intervene and asked CM Kejriwal to look into the matter.
@SushmaSwaraj Your dynamic efforts in Madhu’s matter is setting of an example for all other ministers.— Ashok Agarwal (@socialjurist) September 11, 2016