Thursday, August 13, 2015

Story of lost, mute Hindu girl searching for home unites India, Pakistan

(Geeta prays at the Bilquis Edhi Foundation in Karachi, Pakistan, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
PAKISTAN---The story of a deaf-mute woman who lost her family when she wandered over one of the world’s most militarised borders as a child has sparked a rare moment of warmth between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, as diplomats work to help her. Over the years, charity founder Abdul Sattar Edhi, a frail figure with a long white beard, took Geeta to pray at Hindu temples. Charity officials marked Hindu holy days with her and included her in their Muslim celebrations. [link]