Indian national Uzma returns home from Pakistan

BK Web Desk/Srinagar
May 25, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 540 Views
Indian national Uzma returns home from Pakistan

Indian national Uzma who was forced to marry a Pakistani man returned to India today through the Attari-Wagah border. Yesterday, the Islamabad High Court had permitted Uzma to return home.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while welcoming Uzma back to the country today tweeted, “Uzma — Welcome home India’s daughter.

I am sorry for all that you have gone through”. On May 1, Uzma, who is in her early 20s, had travelled to Pakistan. Tahir Ali, a man whom she reportedly met in Malaysia and fell in love had forced her to marry him on May 3.

On May 12, she had appealed to a court in Pakistan, alleging that Tahir Ali had forcibly married her at gunpoint. She also told the court that Tahir Ali had harassed and intimidated her and taken away her travel documents to force her to stay. Uzma told the court that she was physically and mentally tortured and Tahir Ali forced her to sign the Nikahnama.

The Islamabad High Court yesterday gave its ruling in Uzma’s favour and allowed her to return to India. The court also returned her the immigration papers which she had said was taken away by Ali, who had submitted the documents after being told by the court to do so.

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