19-year-old Mashal Maheshwari is a Pakistani national who moved to Jaipur, India from Pakistan two years ago with her family on a long-term resident visa.
Mashal scored 91% marks in the CBSE class XII exam. However, she is ineligible for the all-India pre-medical test, the entrance examination for admission in undergraduate medical course, because she neither falls in the category of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or NRI which is why she is unable to fill it.
Maheshwari would have to take admission in a private university where the donation is INR 1.5 -2 crore as a foreigner if she is not allowed to sit for the medical exam.
Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has vowed to ‘personally’ take up the case of a Pakistani migrant girl debarred from taking a pre-medical test in Indian.
Mashal – Don't be disappointed my child. I will personally take up your case for admission in a Medical College. @aajtak
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 29, 2016