Sushma Swaraj meets Pakistani boy Ramzan, says India ready to send him back to Pakistan

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NEW DELHI: Following the return of Indian woman Geeta, who remained stuck in Pakistan for 15 years, chances are high for earliest return of 15-year-old Pakistani boy Ramzan who is stranded in Indian city of Bopal for last three years. According to Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj , PM Narendra Modi wants to send Ramzan back home as a return gift to Pakistan for Geeta. Swaraj has met the boy in child care centre in Bopal, he resides these days, and assured him that he will soon travel to Pakistan . “If Pakistan accepts Ramzan a citizen, Indian side has no problem in sending him back,” she said in a post at Twitter. Meanwhile Indian Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed that Narendra Modi sent a letter to President’s Office to begin an initiative to send home Ramzan in a bid to thank Pakistan for returning Geeta. Ramzan , who crossed border into India in 2011 from Bangladesh , traveled to several Indian states before he was held by Indian Railway Police in Bopal in September 2013. Ramzan’s mother, Razia Begum, after learning that her son is in India , contacted Pakistan human rights activist Ansar Burney with a request for his release and return.

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