Sushma Swaraj helps Pakistani Hindu girl get admission into school

NEW DELHI: External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday promised a Pakistani Hindu girl struggling to gain admission into a Delhi school that her admission procedures would be complete soon, ANI reported. Swaraj made the promise after discussing her problem with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“I was struggling to get admission in school as I didn’t have an Aadhaar Card. The External Affairs Minister assured me that my admission will be done on Monday,”Madhu was quoted as saying by ANI.

“She spoke to Arvind Kejriwal ji regarding the same. Hope I will get admission in school at the earliest,” she added.

According to a report by The Hindu, religious persecution drove Madhu and her family out of Pakistan two years ago. For many months now, Madhu – who is now sixteen – has been trying to join Class IX in a public school in Delhi, the report adds.
And on that occasion as well, she’d taken to Twitter to offer help: “Mashal – Don’t be disappointed my child. I will personally take up your case for admission in a medical college,” she’d said.
Mashal hadn’t been able to do it on her own despite her excellent CBSE scores, because – being a foreign national – she didn’t meet the eligibility criteria for NEET, the common entrace exam for medical colleges.