Sushma Swaraj Helps Rescue Girl Held Captive In UAE, Wins Praise On Twitter

24/08/2015 4:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A bare chest protester of India's opposition Congress party's youth wing wears a mask with portrait of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as he participates in a protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. The protesters demonstrated against the decision of Lok Sabha, or the lower house speaker, Sumitra Mahajan of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who suspended 25 Congress party members from the Lok Sabha. The opposition also continued to demand the resignation of the two leaders of BJP for allegedly helping a former Indian cricket official facing investigation for financial irregularities. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Sushma Swaraj may have won a lot of brickbats in Parliament this Monsoon Session, trying to defend herself in the controversy over Lalit Modi's travel documents, but the Foreign Minister finally found some praise on social media for her intervention in the rescue of a girl in UAE.

On August 22, user Dev Tamboli tweeted his predicament to Sushma Swaraj, seeking help from her in rescuing his sister, who was 'locked in a room' in UAE.

Within minutes, Swaraj assured him help. She got in touch with the Ambassador in UAE to help Tamboli. Tamboli got a call from the Ambassador within 15 minutes of Swaraj's tweet.

By next day, Swaraj tweeted that the government has been able to rescue Tamboli's sister with the help of local police. "She is being moved to a shelter home run by Indian Embassy in Dubai," Swaraj said.

Twitter users heaped praise on the minister, describing her as "worthy, proactive, and helpful".

But this isn't the first time that Swaraj has used Twitter to help Indians stranded abroad.

From helping those stuck in conflict zones to getting people in touch with their children and their parents, Swaraj and her team used Twitter actively to reach out to Indians in times of crisis.

Here are 7 times Sushma Swaraj proved she is a ‘Helpful' External Affairs Minister.

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