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New Delhi: Keeping aside all the differences the neighbouring countries, India and Pakistan are facing, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made sure that a group of Pakistani girls reach their homeland safely. 
 
A group of 19 Pakistani girls had come to Chandigarh last week to participate in 11th Global Youth Peace Festival. The simmering tension between both the sides further escalated, especially after the surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy terror launch pads. In an obvious reaction, the girls and their families were concerned about their return to Pakistan. 
 
However, when the convenor of the Pakistani delegation, Aliya Harir reached out to Sushma Swaraj addressing their concerns, the minister took no time to assure her of their security and their return to Pakistan being absolutely safe. 
 
Aliya Harir, after their safe arrival in Pakistan, thanked Swaraj to which she replied, “Daughters belong to us all and so I was concerned about your well being.” 

 
In response Aliya tweeted that it was a matter of pride for her to be considered Sushma Swaraj’s daughter. She also praised India’s ethos and its hospitality towards its guests. 
 

Sushma Swaraj has again given the example of India’s culture of believing in ‘Atithi Devo Bhava.’ 
 
 
 
 

First Published | 5 October 2016 8:12 AM
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