New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is known for her promptness in helping out Indians who are stuck in difficult situations across the world.
However, on Wednesday, when a student from J&K with ‘Indian-occupied Kashmir’ set as his Twitter location, sought help from her, she gave him a lesson on political geography.
The student, Sheikh Ateek had tweeted Swaraj for help regarding his passport, saying, “I am from J&K doing medicine course here in the Philippines, my passport got damaged, I applied for new one month ago, I request you to please help me get it as I literally need to go home for medical check-up.” He had tagged Swaraj in his tweet.
Incidentally, his profile said that he is from ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’ and the EAM reminded him that no such place existed in India. “If you are from J&K state, we will definitely help you. But your profile says you are from ‘Indian occupied Kashmir’. There is no place like that,” she said.
Sheikh Ateeq, who is currently residing in the Philippines and goes by the Twitter handle @SAteEQ019, requested the minister to assist him with his passport as he wanted to go back to his “home” citing health issues.
“I m from j&k doing medicine course here in Philippines my passport got damaged i applied for new one 1 month ago i request u plz help me get it as i literally need to go home for medical check up (sic),” he said in a tweet tagging Swaraj.