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Missing Keralites: Mother of Fathima Nimisha meets Union minister

Missing Keralites: Mother of Fathima Nimisha meets Union minister

Thiruvananthapuram: The mother of a young pregnant woman, among 21 people from Kerala suspected to have joined the Islamic State, Tuesday met Union minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot and submitted a petition seeking a probe into the missing of her daughter.

Bindu, mother of 25-year-old Fatheema Nimisha who converted to Islam after marriage, met the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment who is on a visit here, and submitted the petition seeking Centre's intervention, BJP sources said.

Gehlot assured her that the petition would be handed over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for necessary action, they said.

Bindu in her petition said her daughter was missing for the past one month and sought a probe.

She had earlier stated that Nimisha came to see her along with her husband on May 16 and on May 18, she received a call from her daughter that she was going to Sri Lanka for some business. After that there was no information about her daughter, she had said.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had yesterday informed the state assembly that his government viewed the matter of missing Keralites very seriously and would take necessary steps with the support of the central agencies.

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