Indian national Uzma, forced to marry Pakistani man, returns home

Indian national, Uzma, who had accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, has finally returned to India. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, had granted her permission the day before her return.

The IHC had also ordered police to provide her security till the Wagah Border Crossing.

The IHC bench returned Uzma her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir had submitted to the court on Tuesday.

Tahir also expressed his desire to meet Uzma in private, which she refused.


On May 19, Uzma had submitted a six-page reply to the High Court and reiterated her earlier claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama [marriage papers].

Earlier, while recording her statement before the Court of a Judicial Magistrate Uzma (20) also alleged that she was sedated, assaulted, tortured mentally and physically by the man in Pakistan who had invited her to visit his family in Pakistan.

Uzma, who hails from New Delhi, also stated the she had taken shelter in High Commission of India of her own accord and would stay there till she is sent back to India with security.

The case came to the forefront after her husband claimed that the Indian High Commission had stopped her wife from leaving the premises during their visit to apply for a visa on May 7.


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