Bride from Pakistan unable to obtain Visa, bridegroom approaches External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
Lucknow, July 4: This is an India Pakistan Love story, in which Visa has become a stumbling block between the Pakistani girl and Indian boy. Sadia (25) from Karachi and Syed (28) from Lucknow is all set to conduct their wedding ceremony on August 1. But their different nationalities are not allowing them to unite. As the bride became unable to obtain an Indian visa, the bridegroom has sought the help of the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
After the marriage was fixed in Lucknow, Sadia, her parents and brother applied to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad for a visitor’s visa. “I’m suffering a lot. The High Commission rejected my application twice, but no explanation was provided. We’ve been trying to get a visa since the past one year,” said Sadia. She has reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Twitter for help.
Sadia feels the India-Pakistan standoff may be the reason why her family wasn’t granted a visa. “Es beti ki help kariye (Please help this daughter). You are my only hope,” Sadia tweeted to Swaraj, who is yet to respond, reports Times of India. The couple’s marriage was fixed in 2012 when Sadia visited Lucknow. Both families conversed over the phone and never met since then. They never thought that marriage would be at stake because of a visa denial. Meanwhile, Syed has also sought Swaraj’s help.