Indian national Uzma, who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, can now come back home after having received permission by the Islamabad High Court.
According to various Pakistani media sources, the High Court bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani also ordered the police to provide security to Uzma until she reached the Wagah border.
According to a report published in Business Standard, Uzma’s husband, Tahir Ali urged the court to let him meet Uzma in private but the court refused. Justice Kayani mentioned that if Uzma does not want to meet Tahir, then she won't be forced.
On May 19, Uzma had submitted a 6-page reply to the High Court and restated that she was forced to marry and sign the Nikkahnama (marriage document). She stated that unknown to her, Tahir Ali was already married and had four children.
Uzma had also urged the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to repatriate her as her marriage to a Pakistani national had been forced on her at gunpoint.
Talking to media Uzma said, "My five-year-old daughter Falak is ill, and I have to meet her. Tahir deceived me and forced me to marry him at gunpoint. He even stole my passport and travel documents".
"I urge the court to ask the Foreign Office to issue duplicate travel documents so that I may travel back to India," her application stated.
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