Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will always be remembered for helping Indians who were trapped in abroad. Whether it is Indians trapped in Mosul or Hamid trapped in Pakistan. Sushma Swaraj helped everyone.
Hamid Ansari is one of them who was helped by Sushma Swaraj while he was in Pakistan’s Jail. He said, ” I have deep respect for her & she’ll always stay alive in my heart. She was like a mother to me. After my return from Pakistan,she guided me to look ahead. It’s a big loss for me.”
Hamid Ansari: I have deep respect for her&she’ll always stay alive in my heart. She was like a mother to me. After my return from Pakistan,she guided me to look ahead. It’s a big loss for me. (Pic 2-File pic of Ansari meeting Sushma Swaraj on 19thDec’18 after his return from Pak) pic.twitter.com/kY3Jk68stR— ANI (@ANI) August 7, 2019
Hamid Nihal Ansari, a resident of Mumbai, was released from a Pakistani jail after six years. Sushma Swaraj played a key role in his release. During that time, his entire family was weeping after seeing Hamid. Hamid was in Pakistan’s Mardan Jail. Hamid returned through the Wagah-Attari border.
Fauzia Ansari(Mother of Hamid Ansari) had told that Hamid had gone to Pakistan in 2012 without a visa to meet his Facebook friend. Hamid went to Pakistan via Afghanistan. He was arrested by the police in Kohat, Pakistan.
The Pakistani army had filed a sedition case on him and on 15 December 2015, Hamid was sentenced to three years. Hamid’s family was informed by his Facebook friends. Hamid’s family met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj when they came to know that Hamid was sentenced for 3 years and locked in Pakistan’s Peshawar jail.
Sushma Swaraj ordered the Indian embassy officials in Islamabad to give all possible legal help to Hamid Ansari and finally pakistan accepted the India’s request to release Hamid Ansari.
Hamid Ansari returned to India on December 18, 2018, after completing a three-year prison sentence in a Pakistani jail. After returning from Pakistan Jail, Hamid Ansari and his mother met with Sushma Swaraj and thanked her.
Govts may change, the cabinet may change, but Sushma Swaraj will go down as the most likeable cabinet ministers India has ever had. Hamid Ansari came back from a Pakistani Jail, he & his mother met Sushma ji on his return. Watch. I choked. pic.twitter.com/TVwqUC2Rxe— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 30, 2019