Pakistani Girl To Study In Delhi School, Govt Responds


New Delhi: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday issued an order for admission of Madhu in a government school. Madhu is a Pakistani girl living in Delhi for past two years. She can now continue her study that was interrupted as she was forced to leave her country of birth due to prevailing circumstances.

Aaj Tak and India Today highlighted her case over past few days, which yielded positive results for the Pakistani girl. She can now fulfill her dreams of completing her education.

Madhu is not in possession of any school leaving certificate or date of birth certificate. But, Sisodia said that on humanitarian ground rules might be relaxed.

“She wants to study and on humanitarian grounds, it is my considered opinion that we need to walk extra mile to accommodate her desire to pursue study in our school,” Sisodia said giving instruction to the Director, Education.

Madhu would be granted admission in a government school located at Sanjay Colony in New Delhi district. She will also be given necessary books and uniform.

Earlier, when Madhu’s case was highlighted by Aaj Tak on Friday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj promised to help her get admission in one of the schools. Madhu met Swaraj on Saturday when the minister told her that “your admission is now our responsibility”.

Madhu had written to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal expressing her wish to continue her study. She also explained the circumstances, which forced her to migrate from Pakistan. Aaj Tak had telecast her story prominently.

As Swaraj took Madhu’s case, she spoke to Delhi CM Kejriwal and requested him to arrange for her education. The Delhi government responded positively calling Madhu to meet Sisodia on Monday.

“I came to know about Madhu’s case when I got call from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Madhu’s admission in school is our responsibility. After some documentation and paper work, she will soon get admission.”

Happy with the outcome, Madhu said, “I thank Sushma Swaraj as she called the Delhi Chief Minister in my presence and assured me that I would get admission in Delhi.”