Sushma Swaraj comes to the help of boxer

India

13 Nov 2017

Swaraj helps boxer get passport, but wants something in return

Tales of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj's amicable nature have abounded since long. The latest person to receive her help is a boxer, but this time, Swaraj demanded something in return.

Acclaimed boxer Jhalak Tomar from Muzaffarnagar (UP) had qualified for an international tournament in Ukraine, but didn't have a passport.

Swaraj hastened the process, adding she has to "win a medal for the country."

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Jhalak, National Boxing Championship winner, didn't have a passport

Jhalak, National Boxing Championship winner, didn't have a passport

Tomar, who recently won bronze in the Junior Women's National Boxing Championship, qualified for Ukraine's 'Valeria Demyanova Memorial' tournament.

However, she didn't have a passport.

Swaraj found out about her case when a Twitter user, who sent her a screenshot of Tomar's passport application.

Swaraj promptly replied: "You will get the passport tomorrow morning and you have to win a medal for the country."

Swaraj's tweet on Tomar's plea

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Swaraj gained love from across the border for her actions

In recent months, Swaraj has come to the help of many citizens in need of Indian visas, especially some from Pakistan despite strained bilateral ties.

The beneficiaries include a four-month-old infant, a three-year-old and a seven-year-old, and an aged sick father.

On Diwali, she even announced a gift for Pakistanis: medical visas to all citizens in deserving cases.

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