Pakistani Baby: India-Born Child Not Allowed Back in Country

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 12:36 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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A Pakistani baby born in India found itself in limbo when Pakistan officials would not let the baby and its parents back into the country because they lacked visa documentation for the 2-week-old child.

A Pakistani couple visiting India found itself in limbo when Pakistan officials would not allow them back in because they lacked visa documentation for the couple's two-week-old baby birthed in India, wrote the Hindustan Times.

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Mai Fatima and Mir Mohammed were visiting relatives Jaisalmer in India for the past two months when Fatima Mohammed prematurely gave birth to her son, Suhail, on April 14, wrote the Hindustan Times.

The Mohammeds traveled to the Pakistan-India border to return home Friday with the newborn.

The family, though, was turned away when Pakistani officials said the child could not enter the country because his photo was missing from his mother's passport.

The family was told to travel 560 miles one-way, from Munabao, India, the boarding point for the train between India and Pakistan, to New Delhi to ask the Pakistan High Commission there for permission to enter the country with their newborn, the Times said.

"Fatima was seven months pregnant and, therefore, everybody asked her to postpone her visit till the birth of the child but she didn't listen," Muhammad Ismail Mahar, elder of the Mahar tribe, told the Express Tribune. "She left for India with her husband and son to see her maternal uncles. We are hopeful that the Pakistani authorities will help the couple."

The couple traveled to New Delhi on Monday.

Fatima Mohammed said if her son is not allowed into Pakistan, she will likely stay in India.

"I will request them to allow my kid to go home," she said, according to the Hindustan Times. "Otherwise, I too will not return."

This is not the first time Pakistan has found itself in controversy surrounding a child. Local Pakistan police officials faced outrage when they charged a 9-month-old boy with attempted murder after the child's family members faced claims of attacking local police earlier this month.

The child's arrest eventually led to the suspension of a sub-inspector for charging the toddler.

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