An eleven-year-old Polish girl has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi and S Jaishankar, the newly-appointed External Affairs minister asking them to let mother and herself come back to India.
In a full-page handwritten letter, Alicja Wanatko writes about her love for India and why her staying away from the country has made her sad.
The letter was tweeted by her mother Marta Kotlarska. Kotlarska had B-2 business visa to India. She was blacklisted by the Indian government for overstaying in the country.
She requested Indian authorities and Union Ministers from the previous and present government to remove her from the blacklist.
Her mother was barred from entering India on March 24 by authorities, but they allowed her entry to India to take her daughter with her on the condition that she would not stay back.
Alicja explains in her letter, “My mum could not re-enter India on 24th March 2019 after a short trip out and we were told we were blacklisted due to our overstay."
She said she came to 'Hindustan' five years ago and explained about being raised in the country.
She spoke about her love for Goa and growing up in the coastal state surrounded with nature. "I love my school in Goa, the beautiful nature and I am missing my volunteering in the animal rescue centre there where I was helping to take care of cows."
“I am now with my mum, but am missing my old life in my favourite country more than ever. I feel so alone away from everything I have always known in India. I know my animals will be so confused without me and I cannot sleep without feeling angry or upset,” she wrote.
She also wrote about being unable to attend school and how it made her feel worried.
Alicja's letter tweeted by her mother:
“I pray to Shiva and Nanda Devi to help us and I have decided to write to you because you are the most powerful person that can help me and my mum come back to India, my home. Please help us and allow to remove us from this blacklist so that we can be happy again," she wrote.
Although many on Twitter have expressed support to Martha Kotlarska, her daughter's heartfelt appeal is yet to find a response from the government.