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New Delhi: Geeta, a young speech and hearing impaired woman who returned to India after being stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Tuesday.

At their meet at the chief minister’s official residence, Kejriwal interacted with her through sign language with the help of a facilitator.

Geeta was accompanied by members of Edhi Foundation, the Pakistani group which looked after her.

“The chief minister asked Geeta how she led her life in Pakistan and how she happened to stray into Pakistan,” a Delhi government official said.

Kejriwal also interacted with Edhi Foundation members.

Home ministry officials escorting Geeta told Kejriwal that they intend to take her for sightseeing on Delhi Metro, the official added.

On Monday, Geeta called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after reaching India.

Modi thanked Bilquis Edhi, the founder of the Karachi-based Edhi Foundation, for taking care of Geeta in Pakistan. He also announced a Rs 1 crore rupee donation for the foundation.

Geeta is also slated to meet President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 1 PM today.

Geeta, who is yet to identify her family, had accidently crossed over to Pakistan in 2003 and had been looked after by Edhi Foundation, a non-profit social welfare programme, in Karachi.

Prime Minister Modi on Monday welcomed Geeta at his residence while thanking Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation for taking care of the deaf-mute girl, who remained stranded there for over a decade.

“I don’t think any amount of words are enough to thank the Edhi family for taking care of Geeta. They are apostles of kindness and compassion,” Modi tweeted.

“What the Edhi family has done is too priceless to be measured but I am happy to announce a contribution of Rs 1 crore to their foundation,” Modi said.

The Edhi Foundation is a non-profit social welfare programme in Pakistan, founded by Abdul Sattar Edhi in 1951. He is popularly known as Pakistan’s “Father Teresa”.

Separately, Modi welcomed Geeta on her return to India.

“It is truly wonderful to have you back home. Was truly a delight to spend time with you today,” he said.

He also expressed his gratitude to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his efforts that ensured Geeta’s return to India.

(IANS)

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BJP Protests Outside Sisodia’s Residence, Demands Kejriwal’s Resignation

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The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's residence. IANS

The Delhi BJP on Thursday staged a protest outside Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s residence here against the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash and demanded Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation.

Hundreds of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers assembled outside Sisodia’s residence on Mathura Road and raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

The protest was led by Delhi BJP General Secretary Kuljeet Singh Chahal.

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Addressing the workers, Chahal said: “Kejriwal and his party leaders must apologize to Prakash for their behavior.”

He also accused the AAP government and Kejriwal of not acting against his MLAs who allegedly assaulted the Chief Secretary.

“They are promoting urban Naxalism mindset in the people of the city. This kind of lawlessness was never seen before in the city.

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“Thus the Chief Minister and his ministers must resign,” said Kuljeet Singh Chahal. Wikimedia Commons

The BJP protest came in the wake of the alleged assault on Prakash during a meeting at the Chief Minister’s residence on Monday night.

Prakash has alleged that he was beaten up by Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan and another MLA in the presence of Kejriwal.

The Delhi Police has arrested Khan and Deoli MLA Prakash Jarwal.

The Delhi BJP workers also staged protests at several places in the city demanding the dismissal of all the AAP MLAs including the disqualified MLAs.

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Meanwhile, Delhi BJP spokesperson and son of the first Delhi Chief Minister Madanlal Khurana, Harish Khurana, along with party workers protested outside the AAP Moti Nagar MLA’s office.

Khurana told IANS: “We took out a bike rally in Moti Nagar constituency over the present administrative situation in the national capital.

“The way Kejriwal government is behaving, it is clear that the entire administration has been stalled.

“And if the top official of the Delhi government can be attacked inside the Chief Minister’s residence then one can imagine how much a common man is safe on the streets of Delhi,” he said.

He added that in the Moti Nagar constituency, the people do not get proper water or electricity. (IANS)

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