Sushma Swaraj Assures Help In Bringing J&K Student's Body From Bangladesh

Quaratul Ain, a student from Jammu and Kashmir, died on Saturday in Bangladesh. She was pursuing MBBS from Tahir-ul-Nissa medical college in Bangladesh.

Sushma Swaraj Assures Help In Bringing J&K Student's Body From Bangladesh

Sushma Swaraj tweeted the MEA was in touch with the family in Jammu and Kashmir. (File)

New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said efforts are on to bring the body of a student from Jammu and Kashmir, who died in Bangladesh, a day after former J&K chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah sought her help in the matter.

Quaratul Ain, a student from Jammu and Kashmir, died on Saturday in Bangladesh. She was pursuing MBBS from Tahir-ul-Nissa medical college in Bangladesh.

"Ms.Quaratulain MBBS student from Anantnag - Indian High Commission in Bangladesh is in touch with the family of the deceased. I spoke to her brother Harris yesterday. We are expediting the return of her mortal remains. @ihcdhaka," Ms Swaraj tweeted this morning.

It was Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti who first raised the matter with Ms Swaraj on Twitter on Saturday morning. "Dear @SushmaSwaraj ji, Quratul Ain, a kashmiri student has died in Bangladesh. She was pursuing her studies in Tahir Ul Nisa Medical College. Request your help to the family to get her body home (sic)," she had written.

Later, National Conference's Omar Abdullah said he had received a "request for help" from journalists in South Kashmir's Anantnag. "Dear @SushmaSwaraj sahiba, I have received this request for help from journalists in Anantnag. Their colleague lost his sister Quaratulain, a student at Tahir-ul-Nissa medical college in Bangladesh. The family needs assistance getting the young lady's mortal remains back," he wrote to the foreign minister.

The High Commission of India in Dhaka responded to Mr Abdullah saying the officers were in "touch with the family".

"High Commission of India, Dhaka is actively coordinating with the Bangladesh authorities for the early repatriation of mortal remains of the student. Our officers are in touch with family," it wrote. Mr Abdullah said he was "grateful" for the help.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj actively helps people on Twitter. She responded to two other requests this morning, assuring help to a woman about her husband in Mexico.

In another tweet, she offered help to the brother of a man who died in Boston, United States.
 

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