New Delhi, May 24: Indian woman Uzma, who was caught in a legal battle after marrying a Pakistani man, has been granted permission by Islamabad High Court on Wednesday to travel to India. According to Pakistani media reports, the Islamabad High Court also ordered that the police provide security to Uzma till Wagah Border.
Uzma had submitted her reply in the Islamabad HC and had reiterated she wanted to return to India. She had alleged that her Pakistani husband forced her to marry him at gunpoint. Uzma had reportedly alleged that she was sedated, tortured and forced to sign a nikah nama at gunpoint in Pakistan.
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs had assured that India was coordinating with the Pakistan Foreign Office over the case. MEA spokesperson Gopal Bagley had earlier this month said, “The Indian High Commission has provided Uma necessary consular and legal assistance. We are coordinating with Pakistan Foreign Office for the safe return of the lady to India and are also in touch with her family in India on the matter. She is safe, feeling secure. We are in touch with Pakistan to address the matter of her safe return, at the earliest.”
Uzma (20) had reportedly sought refuge at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad alleging that her Pakistani husband Tahir ALi, whom she met in Malaysia, made her sign the Nikah Nama at gunpoint. She also said that she was sedated, assaulted, tortured mentally and physically by the man in Pakistan who had invited her to visit his family and provided the requisite sponsorship letter to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi for her visa.