Sushma Swaraj

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Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj is an Indian politician, former Supreme Court lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014. 

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Sushma Swaraj tweets 2013 video to fire at Meira Kumar: ‘How Speaker treated Opposition’

It is been rumored that Sushma Swaraj had dismissed reports of being a contender in Presidential Election 2017.

Sushma Swaraj gave a hilarious reply to Monica Jasuja on Twitter. She replied that ‘Even if you are stuck on Mars, Indian embassy will help’.

Sushma Swaraj said that "US decision on Paris agreement hasn't altered ties".

Sushma Swaraj gave warning to Pakistan and she said be Careful what you do, consider the consequence to our relationship...

Sushma Swaraj said that India will become a permanent member of UN Security Council with veto power.

During question hour in the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj pointed out that four members of UNSC - US, Russia. United Kingdom and France have extended their support to India's bid - and the fifth member China has not publicly opposed it.

15 Indian fishermen who were arrested last year on October 22 last year, they all will be released during the weekend. 

Sushma Swaraj tweeted that ''I am happy to inform that Iran has released our 15 fishermen from Tamil Nadu. They were detained with their 3 Bahraini boats''

The challenge of cross-border terrorism and large-scale ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue to have a negative impact on India's vision for a secure and peaceful neighbourhood, the government said today.

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India's approach towards its neighbourhood is focused on greater connectivity, stronger cooperation and broader contacts.

Asserting that high-level visits to all countries in the neighbourhood.

Sushma speaks to Adityanath on attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj intervened on Tuesday after a group of African nationals faced a mob attack in a neighbourhood of Uttar Pradesh near Delhi. The Minister took to the social media and announced the steps she has taken to ensure safety of the African students staying in Greater Noida.

“I have spoken to Yogi Adityanathji, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about the attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident,” Ms. Swaraj said on her official Twitter handle.

The attack on Monday evening, coincided with a protest that was organised by online groups who blamed the unexplained death of a teenage resident on the African community.

Following the attack, which took place in a shopping complex where some African nationals had gone for a meeting, African students reached out to the Ministry of External Affairs and urged Ms. Swaraj to intervene. In response Ms. Swaraj said, “Government of India is seized of the matter. We are taking immediate action."

The attack in Greater Noida is a reminder of the summer 2016 attacks on Africans in India, which included the death of a Congolese national in Delhi. The incident prompted African diplomats posted in India to skip official celebrations, casting a shadow on India’s ties with African nations.

Indian Techies Need Not Worry About H1B Visa Curbs In US: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this.

"Currently there are four bills in the US Congress about curbs on H1B visas. We are engaged (in a dialogue) with the US at very high level regarding this... We are making all efforts (through diplomatic channels) to ensure these bills are not passed," Ms Swaraj said in the Rajya Sabha.

"So there is no reason to worry about it as of now," she added.

The minister pointed out that even before Donald Trump became President, there had been a "flip-flop" in the H1B visa policy by the US.

"In 1990 when H1B visas were first introduced, the cap was 65,000. In 2000 it was raised to 1,95,000 for three years. In 2004 the number of these visas was again reversed to 65,000 by the US. So there has been a flip-flop on this policy even before Donald Trump government," she said.

The minister also informed the house that the visa facility extended to the spouse of the Indian professionals has not been withdrawn by the US so far.

Sushma Swaraj was born on 14 February 1952 at Ambala cantonment to Shri Hardev Sharma and Shrimati Laxmi Devi. Her father was an eminent member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. She completed her graduation in B.A with Political Science and Sanskrit as major subjects from the S.D. College of Ambala Cantonment. She did a degree course in LL.B. from the Department of Laws of the Punjab University at Chandigarh. In 1970 she received the Best Student award from S.D. College, Ambala Cantonment.She was excellent in extracurricular activities. Some of her interests include classical music, poetry, fine arts and drama. She is also a keen reader of poetry and literature. Sushma Swaraj was declared the best cadet of N.C.C. of the S. D. College for three consecutive years. A state-level competition held by the Language Department of Haryana saw her winning the best Hindi Speaker award for three consecutive years. She also became the best speaker in Hindi of Punjab University in the A. C. Bali Memorial declamation contest and there she was awarded the university colour. She has won several awards of distinction in rhetoric contests, debates, recitations, dramas and other cultural activities. She was the President of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan of the State of Haryana for four years.Sushma Swaraj married Shri Swaraj Kaushal, a criminal lawyer and a senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India on 13 July 1975. Shri Swaraj Kaushal became the youngest Governor in the country in 1990. During 1990 to 1993, Shri Swaraj Kaushal served as Governor of Mizoram. From 1998 to 2004, he was a Member of the Parliament. Their daughter, Bansuri Kaushal, is an Oxford University graduate and also a Barrister at Law from the Inner Temple.

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