An Indian woman Uzma, who claimed she was forced into marriage with a Pakistani man at gunpoint has finally returned to India after she made a plea to return to her home country.
Uzma had sought refuge at the Indian High Commission in the Pakistan capital of Islamabad and returned on Thursday via the Wagah border till where she had been escorted by Pakistani security personnel.
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Uzma in a tweet: Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
Uzma - Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 25, 2017
According to Uzma's family, she had travelled to Pakistan earlier this month on vacation where Tahir Ali, whom she had met in Malaysia, forced her into marrying him. On May 12, she appealed to a court in Pakistan alleging that Tahir Ali had married her at gunpoint and that he harassed and intimidated her and had taken away her travel papers.
On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court ruled in her favour and allowed her to return to India.
#WATCH Indian woman Uzma returns to India via Attari-Wagah border, she alleged she was forced to marry a Pakistani pic.twitter.com/x5FeEos6lS
— ANI (@ANI_news) May 25, 2017
NEWS WORLD INDIA | May 25 , 2017