New Delhi, May 29, 2016: Here is a story that would move anyone. A young Pak Hindu girl and her family moved from Sindh to Jaipur as they feared religious persecution in their home country, Pakistan.
Their bright daughter, 20-year old, Mashal had one more dream, to become a doctor and serve the mankind just like her parents.
But then the harsh reality bites her and threatens to derail her dream because despite scoring 91 percent in the CBSE class 12th, the girl could not appear in the massively competitive and internationally renowned the all-India pre-medical test- the entrance exam compulsory for admission in the undergraduate medical course— because she, still, will be deemed a foreigner.
In the application form there were just two categories India, or an Overseas citizen of India/NRI.
But then Sushma Swaraj came to know of the case and she has promised to help the Pak Hindu girl.
Calling Mashal ‘my child’ the External Affairs Minister of India vowed that she would personally take up her case of admission in a medical college after she came to know that Mashal was facing financial constraints as well and would have been unable to study in a private college.
Mashal – Don't be disappointed my child. I will personally take up your case for admission in a Medical College. @aajtak
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 29, 2016
Indian media has been on the forefront and has been raising the voice for Mashal after her case and her 12th class marks came to light recently.
Mashal – I am watching you on CNN News. Please contact me on Telephone : 011-23794344. I am waiting for your call.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 30, 2016
Due to continued persecution 5000 Pakistani Hindus migrate to India every year.
Pic: Indian Express