Sushma Swaraj welcomes 'India's daughter' Geeta

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday welcomed Geeta, the speech and hearing impaired Indian woman, on her arrival in India.

“Geeta - Welcome home our daughter…” tweeted Swaraj.

Escorted by five members of the Edhi Foundation, Geeta emerged from the special entrance at the IGI airport surrounded by officials.

Swaraj will brief the media at 3 p.m. today with details about Geeta's arrival. Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit will host Geeta and the Edhi delegation this evening.


Deaf-mute Geeta is escorted by officials as she leaves the Arrivals Hall of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on October 26, 2015, after arriving from Karachi, Pakistan. Pic/AFP

She will be handed over to her real parents after the DNA test. The Ministry of External Affairs had earlier said if the DNA does not match then she will be accommodated at either of the two identified institutions in Delhi and Indore.

Geeta was reportedly just seven or eight years old when she was found sitting alone on the Samjhauta Express by the Pakistan Rangers 15 years ago at the Lahore railway station.

The police then took her to the Edhi Foundation in Lahore and later she was shifted to Karachi.

Deaf-mute Geeta is escorted by officials as she leaves the Arrivals Hall of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on October 26, 2015, after arriving from Karachi, Pakistan. Pic/AFP

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