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11-year-old blacklisted Polish girl writes letter to PM Modi seeking return

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : YASMIN AHMED
Published Jun 2, 2019, 7:19 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2019, 7:19 pm IST
The letter also stated that their case was kept in the previous Ministry of Home Affairs for a month but got no reply.
Kotlarska an artist and photographer, was on a multiple entry B2B visa to India. She had gone to Sri Lanka to renew her Indian visa but was sent back by the Indian authorities on March 24. (Photo: Twitter I Marta Kotlarska)
 Kotlarska an artist and photographer, was on a multiple entry B2B visa to India. She had gone to Sri Lanka to renew her Indian visa but was sent back by the Indian authorities on March 24. (Photo: Twitter I Marta Kotlarska)

Mumbai: An 11-year-old Polish girl, Alicja Wanatko who was blacklisted from India along with her mother recently wrote a letter to PM Modi seeking their return.

The handwritten letter was addressed to PM Modi and the recently appointed External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar. It was tweeted by the girl's mother, Marta Kotlarska.

 

Kotlarska, an artist and photographer, was on a multiple entry B2B visa to India. She had gone to Sri Lanka to renew her Indian visa but was sent back by the Indian authorities on March 24 as reported by the IANS.

Stating their distress in the letter, the 11-year-old wrote, "My mum could not re-enter India on 24th March after a short trip out and we were blacklisted due to our overstay. It just feels so unfair because it was not our fault."

 

Kotlarska had to wait in Thailand before she could re-enter India to pick her daughter, Alicja up. Meanwhile, Alicja stayed with her friend's family in Goa where she went to school.

"Thankfully Indian authorities allowed my mum to re-enter for 10 days to get me out of the country," she wrote.

Currently living in Cambodia with her mother, thr girl wrote, "I am now with my mum but am missing my old life more than ever..I missed my school and was not able to attend last semester."

She also mentioned in the letter that despite not being Indian citizens, she calls it her home.

 

The letter also stated that their case was kept in the previous Ministry of Home Affairs for a month but got no reply.

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