Dubai: A Saudi woman who was separated from her Indian mother after her parents divorced is trying frantically to locate her mother and the search has brought her to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), media reports said Wednesday.
The 41-year-old Saudi woman, identified as Kholoud, was taken away by her father following her parents' divorce 35 years ago, Emirates 24X7 reported on Tuesday.
Kholoud, has now approached the Dubai police to help locate her mother after learning that she had moved to the UAE from India following her divorce. Kholoud's father had died nearly two months ago, according to Emarat Al Youm daily.
“Kholoud told us that she has learned her mother now lives in the UAE, but that she does not know any other details,” the paper said, citing a human rights official.
“We have prepared a plan to search for the mother.
"We have been involved in similar humanitarian casees before and our efforts have been successful, but the problem in this case is that the mother may have changed her name following her marriage again,” the official added.
Fatima Al Kindi, social support director at the Dubai Woman and Child Protection Department, recounted Kholoud telling her that she was six years old and her brother Khaled four when their father divorced their Indian mother in Saudi Arabia and sent her back to India.
“She said that her father deprived her and her brother from seeing their mother again and that they respected his wish after they grew up.”
Khaloud, however, was in touch with a Saudi woman who was her mother's friend.
"She told her that her mother has moved to the UAE and got married again, but that she has not given her address,” Kindi said.
The Emarat Al Youm daily quoted Kholoud as saying her husband has just brought her to Dubai to help find her mother following her father's death.
“The problem is that I do not have any information about my mother's family in India or even in which city they live. My only hope is to find my mother in the UAE,” she said.