Real life 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' from Pakistan is on a mission
While the character of reel-life Munni aka Shahida in Salman Khan's blockbuster 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' had a happy ending, the real-life 'Munni' is still waiting to be reunited with her family.
Almost fifteen years ago Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired girl from India, is said to have unwittingly strayed into Pakistan on the Samjhauta Express and has been stranded there ever since.
This Express, is a twice-weekly train – Tuesdays and Fridays – that runs between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan.
According to reports, the only communication she has managed is recognising the Indian map on a mobile phone and breaking down into tears.
With the success of the Salman Khan-starrer 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', activists are making more efforts to reunite Geeta with her family in India.
Activists in Pakistan have been trying to trace Geeta's family in India in a hope to unite them with their daughter for several years now.
Ansar Burney, Pakistan's former federal minister for human rights, had come to India a few years ago looking for Geeta's family.
Not surprisingly, the man is being touted as Pakistan's 'Bajranji Bhaijaan' owing to the similar script of the recent Salman Khan blockbuster.
According to Hindustan Times Burney acknowledged that it was the success of the film in both India and Pakistan which inspired them to carry on their mission with renewed zest.
Their work has finally caught the attention of India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who on Monday tweeted to Burney,
Burney has recently taken his cause on the social media where it started generating significant traction and interest.
Geeta was apparently found by the police at the Wagah Railway station almost 15 years ago following which she was sent to a state-run shelter.
Her real name was not known and Karachi-based rights activist Bilqees Edhi, with whom Geeta currently lives, gave her a new name.
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