It’s an amazing story. The eight-year-old girl, Naseema, was sold in her childhood but a Brahmin couple gave shelter to her, brought her up like their own child, educated and married her off to a Muslim youth working in Middle-East.
The girl’s father Ibrahim rolled ‘bidis’ and his wife had died. The youngest, Naseema, was one day picked up by a relative who had sold her when her father was away.
For two years she worked as domestic servant until she escaped. And when she reached the Hindu couple they made sure that she was brought up as a Muslim, telling her about her faith and even making her wear a burqa.
Jaya Menon tells this astounding story in Indian Express from Vellore. She reports that Naseema and her husband used detective service to trace her father recently. Ibrahim Sharif, 65, is now deaf and mute but heard his daughter Nasima’s voice on phone and ‘began to utter noises’.
He works at a roadside tea shop and is about to leave to Jeddah to meet her daughter and son-in-law. All these years she had remembered her father taking her to school and carrying her as a kid on her shoulders and now comes the reunion after 24 years.
Now read this emotional story:
A Muslim couple raise a ‘Hindu daughter’, as per her religion of birth, marry her off to a Sharma family. Do read and share in the times when online bigots, trolls and communal minded elements are spreading falsehoods about communal harmony and Hindu-Muslim relations in India.[Harmony exists all around us but is often ignored. Instead, stories of hate, discord and communalism get spread easily.
There are a million examples in our daily lives across India but they don’t get promoted, hence, news of hate and discord gets heard more. Let’s change it, now. This is a small attempt to change it through Communal Harmony Project]