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Demonstration outside German consulate for extradition of Ariha, demanding immediate action from PMO

Pankaj Prasad
Extradition of Ariha
Extradition of Ariha

The Jain community on Sunday protested outside the German consulate in West Bengal's capital Kolkata for the return of two-year-old Ariha Shah, living in an orphanage in Berlin, to India.

The Jain community on Sunday protested outside the German consulate in West Bengal's capital Kolkata for the return of two-year-old Ariha Shah, living in an orphanage in Berlin, to India. Vikram Bohar, who was among the protesters, said, "We have urged the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of External Affairs to take immediate action." No girl child should be deprived of her mother's love.

Ariha needs her mother, culture and environment. We want Ariha to be brought up in the Jain community. The German government has taken him. Initially there were some allegations against his parents, but now everything is clear.

Let us tell you that only last month, the Panko local court of Berlin handed over the custody of Ariha's parents Dhara and Bhavesh Shah to the German state, rejecting the argument of accidental injury to the child. agency

Demonstrations were also held in Germany

Earlier in the week, the Indian community also demonstrated in Frankfurt, Germany. He had demanded to send Ariha, who has been in foster care since September 23, 2021, to India. Foster care is a place where children are placed whose parents have died or are no longer able to care for them.

Foreign Minister also raised the issue

In December last year, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar raised the issue with his German counterpart Annalena Bierbock. Ariha's mother Dhara Shah says that in September 2021, the girl was accidentally hurt by her grandmother, after which the German authorities took her into their custody.