Geeta, the deaf and mute girl who returned from Pakistan recently, would love to meet the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star Salman Khan and said that the superstar would be able to find her parents and would take her home. She interacted with the media here today with the help of Monika Punjabi Verma, a sign language expert.Salman Khan’s latest film “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” had a plot bearing similarity to Geeta’s story, about an Indian man helping a Pakistani girl find her parents.
District collector P Narhari said the authorities were trying to contact Salman’s manager. “We are hopeful that the he will approach us and fix an appointment with Geeta soon. Then we will seek permission from the government to facilitate the meeting,” he added. To a question, Geeta said Mohammad Ramzan, the Pakistani boy stranded in Bhopal for more than two years, should be helped the same way she was helped by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to return to India.
Ramzan, the 15-year-old boy who hails from Karachi, is staying at the shelter home ‘Umeed’ in Bhopal since October 13.
According to Hamza Basit, a local youth who is trying to help Ramzan, his ordeal started when his father Mohammad Kazol divorced his mother Begum Razia in 2009. While Kazol got Ramzan, Razia got custody of his sister Zora. Ramzan and his father moved to Bangladesh in 2009-2010. “Kazol remarried a woman in Bangladesh… the step-mother started ill-treating Ramzan. His father too didn’t treat him well. So about over two years ago Ramzan sneaked into India after someone advised him to do so,” said Basit, who is pursuing a chartered accountancy course here.
Ramzan reached Bhopal station where the police caught him and handed over to ‘Umeed’ shelter home run by the NGO ‘Arambh’.