Indian woman rescued from German refugee camp, returns home, thanks Indian Government

Kudos to the Indian Government for rescuing a woman in Germany who was hoodwinked by her husband’s family. The woman, Gurpreet, was rescued from the refugee camp and brught back to India along with her 8 year old daughter.

Talking to reporters after her arrival , Gurpreet thanked the government of India for facilitating her return to the country from a refugee camp in Germany.

Gurpreet, on 02.02.2016, posted a short video on Twitter in Hindi, alleging she and her eight-year daughter had been kept in a refugee camp in Germany by her husband’s family.


Gurpreet, hailing from Faridabad, said she and her daughter want to go back to India as soon as possible and claimed that she was taken to Germany by her inlaws in a “fraudulent” way.

“Gurpreet – I have got the report from our Embassy in Germany,” Swaraj tweeted.

Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said at a media briefing that she returned on an emergency certificate as she had not gone abroad by following the normal procedure. “Our embassies and consulates issue these certificates to Indian citizens to return to to their country,” he said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday stepped in to help a distressed Indian woman in Germany who wanted to come back to India.Swaraj is known for ensuring prompt help to distressed Indians abroad. Recently, she had tweeted that Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh will handle the problems of the diaspora.