New Delhi, May 25, 2017: The Indian woman Uzma, who had claimed that she was forced to marry a Pakistani man, has finally travelled back to India, a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted her the permission.
The bench headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, returned Uzma’s original immigration documents, which her husband Tahir had submitted to the court and also ordered that police provide security to the Indian woman till Wagah Border.
On May 19, Uzma had submitted a six-page reply to the high court and reiterated her claims and said that her husband Tahir ‘forced’ her to marry him at gunpoint and also harassed her.
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.
Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj hails Uzma’s homecoming by tweeting:
Uzma – Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 25, 2017
20-years-old Uzma had approached the Islamabad High Court on May 12 to provide security for her journey back to Delhi and to issue duplicate travel documents which were allegedly stolen by Tahir.
The case came to the forefront after her husband claimed that Indian High Commission has stopped her wife from leaving the premises during their visit to apply for a visa on May 7.
Uzma, who belongs to New Delhi, and Tahir ‘fell in love’ in Malaysia, after which she travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via Wagah border, and got married to him on May 3, according to Tahir.
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