Islamabad High Court Permits Indian Woman To Return To India

An Indian woman Uzma who was forced at gunpoint to marry a Pakistani was allowed by Islamabad High Court to return to India under protection.

New Delhi: Indian woman Uzma, who allegedly married a Pakistani at gunpoint, was granted permission by Islamabad High Court to return to her home country on Wednesday.

According to reports from Pakistan, Islamabad High Court bench headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, Uzma handed over her original immigration form. Her husband Tahir Ali submitted it to the court.

As Uzma sought police security for her till she crosses the border, the court ordered the police to provide security to Uzma till the Wagah Border Crossing.

As the court pronounced its verdict, Tahir expressed his desire to meet Uzma in private. Responding to his request, Justice Kayani said that they can meet in his chamber. But, Uzma refused to meet him.

On May 19, Uzma had submitted a six-page reply to the high court and reiterated her claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama with Tahir.

The reply also claimed that Tahir’s affidavit was based on lies, and requested that Uzma be allowed to travel to India as her visa will expire on May 30.

Uzma initially approached the Indian High Commission in Pakistan and requested them to repatriate her. Giving reasons for her request, the twenty-year-old woman alleged that she was forced to marry a Pakistani citizen at gun point.

Later, she filed a plea with an Islamabad Court against her husband Tahir Ali. She alleged that she was being harassed and threatened by him.

The case came to light when her husband on May 7 claimed that Indian High commission has stopped his wife from leaving the premises during their visit to apply for a visa.

According to Tahir, the couple met in Malaysia and fell in love. After that Uzma who belonged to New Delhi travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via Wagah Border and got married to him on May 3.

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