Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Helps Pak Hindu Girl Get Education In India

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.

Madhu, who is from Pakistan, has been in India for past two years. She is struggling to get admission due to lack of proof with regards to school certification.


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.

Following these reports, Ms. Swaraj decided to intervene and on September 9 invited Madhu to her residence.


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.

Social activist Ashok Agarwal even wrote to Mr. Kejriwal seeking his intervention but had gotten no reply.

After listening to their plight Ms. Swaraj decided to intervene and asked CM Kejriwal to look into the matter.


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