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Neelabh Chaturvedi

A deaf-mute Indian girl stuck in Pakistan whose plight bears an uncanny resemblance to the plot of a Bollywood blockbuster has returned to India after 13 years across the border, a rare moment of co-operation between the two uneasy neighbors.

Geeta, who is in her 20s, wandered across the border after being separated from her family and had been living in the Pakistani city of Lahore. How exactly that transpired is a bit hazy.

Attention to her condition was drawn by the release this summer of the Hindi film 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' in which Bollywood star Salman Khan played a devout Hindu who helps a mute Pakistani girl return to her family.

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