Indian woman Uzma to return home today


An Indian woman who has been staying at the Indian mission here after accusing a Pakistani man of marrying her at gun point is expected to return home today, said an Indian High Commission official.

Uzma“Uzma is expected to go back today but I can’t confirm the time,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

He said Uzma, who is in her early 20s and hails from New Delhi, would return through the Wagah Border crossing which she had used to enter Pakistan.

Islamabad High Court yesterday issued orders for her safe return after she had petitioned to go back to see her ailing daughter in India. The court yesterday also asked police to escort her up to the Wagah Border.

Uzma arrived in Pakistan on May 1 and travelled to Buner district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province where she was married to Tahir Ali on May 3.

Later she came to Islamabad and took refuge in Indian High Commission alleging that she was forced to marry at gun point.

Tahir not only rejected the allegations but expressed his desire to repair the relationship.

“She is still my wife. Neither she has asked for divorce nor I have divorced her,” Tahir told PTI yesterday after the court verdict.

He also said that once she was back in India, he would try to win her.

According to Tahir, he met Uzma in Malaysia where they fell in “love” and decided to marry.



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