New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 19: The emotional scene on the Wagah Border was straight out of a Bollywood pot-boiler as the two nations along with the media watched an emotional reunion for the Ansari family at the Attari-Wagah border on Tuesday. It was a long ordeal for the family which did not lose hope despite all hiccups and hurdles.Indian national Hamid Ansari who returned to India after being released from a Pakistan jail yesterday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Delhi. His mother told a jubilant Sushma Swaraj, "Mera Bharat mahaan, meri madam mahaan, sab madam ne hi kiya hai."Today, Ansari narrated his ordeal to Sushma Swaraj. He thanked her and her ministry for persisting with the case and taking it up with the Pakistan government."I know that my efforts were less and God's grace was more. It was because of God's grace that I got very good people who helped me through these years," Fauzia Ansari has said."The government of India was very supportive, so was the media on both sides of the border. This couldn't have been possible were it not for the lawyers and activists in Pakistan who worked on the case."Ansari's father Nihal was an emotional man as he said, "It is a new dawn for us," summing up their feelings.Ansari, was arrested eight years back as he entered Pakistan through Afghanistan to meet his girlfriend that he had befriended through social media.He was arrested by the Pakistan army and then after the trial was sent to jail. And now he returned to India after completing his three-year prison sentence in Pakistan jail.
And the reunion was an emotional one with hugs, kisses, tears and jubilation. The parents did not give up and continued with their efforts thus keeping the governments on both sides of the border on their toes.