‘Request govt to convey child Ariha again’: SP Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan


Samajwadi Get together’s Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan on Wednesday got here out in assist of child Ariha Shah’s mom Dhara, whose baby has been taken by the German authorities for round two years.

SP MP Jaya Bachchan. (ANI)

Whereas talking to the reporters, Bachchan mentioned, “I’m presenting Dhara Shah in entrance of everybody whose daughter Ariha Shah has been taken by the German govt for two years now. She has come to hunt assist from the parliamentarians. As a result of cultural variations, they’ve taken a strict stand and we’ll put in a request to the exterior affairs minister and the German embassy as properly.”

The Rajya Sabha MP additionally urged the union authorities to convey the stranded baby again and vital judgement ought to be made by the Indian authorities . “We request the Indian govt to convey the kid and hold her in a foster dwelling in India. The required judgement ought to be made by the Indian govt and never by the German govt,” she mentioned.

The kid, Ariha Shah was by accident harm by her grandmother in September 2021 following which the German authorities took the infant away, who’s at the moment underneath German foster care.

On July 15, members of the Indian diaspora staged a protest in Germany’s Frankfurt highlighting the violation of Ariha’s cultural rights and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assist reunite the infant together with her mom.

Waving the Indian nationwide flag and holding banners studying “Modiji Save Ariha!” and “Ariha is Indian”, the group braved the rain to make an enchantment for the two-year-old toddler to be returned to her dad and mom Bhavesh and Dhara Shah.

In December 2022, Exterior Affairs minister S Jaishankar had additionally conveyed to his German counterpart Annalena Baerbock his considerations as an “essential and delicate” concern over the infant lady.

“The kid is an Indian nationwide and she or he was positioned within the custody of Germany’s Youth Welfare Workplace of the (Jugendamt) on twenty third September 2021, when she was seven months previous. She has now been in foster take care of greater than 20 months,” mentioned MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a press release final month.



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