Indian consulate in Chicago assists starving Hyderabadi woman

Zaidi moved to the United States in 2021 to pursue a masters degree.

Bhavana P

The Consulate General of India in Chicago has stated that it has made contact with the Indian woman from Hyderabad, who was recently found starving on the streets of the United States. As per a tweet, the Consulate has offered to fly her back home. Syeda Lulu Minhaj Zaidi, 37, who came to the U.S. two years ago to pursue higher studies was found "depressed" and famished on the streets of Chicago last week.

"Happy that we could contact Syeda Zaidi and offered help, including medical assistance & travel to India. She is fit and spoke to her mother in India,” the Consulate General of India in Chicago tweeted. “She is yet to respond to our offer of support to return to India. We stand ready to extend to her all assistance.” Zaidi, a resident of Moula Ali in the Medchal district on the outskirts of Hyderabad, was pursuing a Master’s in Information Science at TRINE University in Detroit. However, when her mother, Syeda Wahaj Fatima, lost contact with her she approached the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar to intervene and bring her daughter back to India as soon as possible.

Fatima informed the minister that Zaidi had not been in contact with the family for the past two months. "Recently through two Hyderabadi youths we came to know that my daughter is under deep depression and her entire belongings have been stolen due to which she is on the verge of starvation and being spotted on roads of Chicago,” the letter by Wahaj Fatima, which was posted on Twitter by Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjedullah Khan, read.


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