Hyderabad (Telangana), Aug 30 : Divorced in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and deprived of her passport, a Hyderabadi woman, Sabera Begum, is now stranded in Dubai after her husband divorced in 2011.
Speaking to ANI, Sabera's brother Peer Mohammed said that she had applied for Indian passport renewal in the Indian embassy in UAE, but a letter was sent to her stating that she is not eligible for citizenship of India.

"My sister used to stay in old city of Hyderabad in 1983. She was married to a UAE national and she got nationality of UAE. From then she used to come to India on that passport itself but in 2011 my sister's husband divorced my sister Sabera and her UAE nationality was also ended. So, my sister applied for Indian passport renewal in Indian embassy in UAE, later Indian embassy sent a letter to Minister of Home Affairs for preliminary enquiry but they have not done any enquiry and sent a letter stating she is not eligible for citizenship of India. It's nearly five years we are continuously visiting Delhi but there is no response," he added.

He further said that even the Telangana government's IT cell has written a letter to the Indian embassy to repatriate her.

"Even Telangana government IT cell has written a letter to Indian embassy in UAE to repatriate her but they have said we need letter from central government. I have met a local leader, who wrote a letter to Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh," he said, adding that I request MEA Sushma Swaraj to bring my sister back to India as soon as possible.

According to reports, Sabera married Albalochi in Hyderabad in 1984 and she went to Dubai along with her husband. She has two sons and a daughter who were born in Dubai.
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(Posted on 31 August 2017, 1669886924 3O238O72O180)