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Indian minor in Sharjah pleads to be reunited with mum

Sharjah, May 17 (IANS) Separated from her mother for two months, an Indian minor in Sharjah has made a desperate appeal for help for them to reunite, a media report said.

Nine-year-old Rashi has written an emotional letter describing her plight. A pencil sketch alongside depicts a happy family reunion with her mother Poonam, said the Gulf News report on Saturday.

Poonam was visiting India to see her ailing mother but got stranded because of COVID-19 flight suspensions.

“Please help me in uniting with my mother. I am missing her very much. I haven’t seen her since 59 days. We have been struggling a lot…,” Rashi, a class five student at Indian High School (HIS) Dubai said in the handwritten letter, which has now been shared on Twitter by her father, Haresh Karamchandani.

Haresh, who works for an electrical company, told Gulf News that Poonam had gone to Mumbai on March 18 to see her ailing mother who passed away 10 days later.

“Poonam was due to fly back in early April but got stuck in India because of the coronavirus pandemic situation,” said Haresh, who has since been looking after Rashi and 15-year-old son Krish.

–IANS

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