Geeta, the deaf and mute girl who returned to India from Pakistan earlier today, on 26 October, has not been able to recognise her family after meeting them in New Delhi.
Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, told reporters that they will carry out a DNA test. However, Swaraj insisted that it didn't matter if they found her parents or not; she said that Geeta is 'daughter of India' and they will take care of her.
The minister also informed that Geeta would be taken to an institution in Indore to help improve her sign language.
The Mahto family, which claims that Geeta is their daughter, said that she was married but Geeta has denied this claim.
Swaraj also said that members of Edhi Foundation, who had accompanied Geeta to New Delhi and took care of her in Pakistan, are state guests and they will be taken to any place they want to visit.
We dont make anybody convert her religion. Stay with your religion we tell our girls. : Bilquis Edhi pic.twitter.com/Woh00EujPV— ANI (@ANI_news) October 26, 2015
We r vry grateful that th foundation helped her keep her traditions alive. Geeta never even ate non-veg food: Swaraj pic.twitter.com/7YvQtG6GfT— ANI (@ANI_news) October 26, 2015
She also said at the press meet that another child from Aligarh, who was left behind in Pakistan by his/her grandmother, also wants to come back to India.
Bilquis Edhi, who took care of Geeta in Karachi, asserted that this day was like "Eid" for her. She revealed that they had first named her Fatima but later realised that she was a Hindu when she asked for puja bells.
Look, if DNA test show tht Mahato family is really hrs then we will counsel her & try to convince her: Sushma Swaraj pic.twitter.com/qXKIYcsmA9— ANI (@ANI_news) October 26, 2015