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Indian national Uzma returns home through Wagah Border

LAHORE: Indian national – Dr. Uzma – on Thursday returned to India through Wagah Border Crossing here after getting a permission from Islamabad High Court (IHC) for her repatriation, ARY News reported.

She was escorted to the Wagah Border with Police security.

The IHC had accepted a plea on Wednesday, filed by her, granting her permission for repatriation. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani of the IHC was hearing two interlinked petitions filed by Dr. Uzma and her husband Tahir Ali when he ruled if Indian lady did not want to live with her husband, she could not be forced to, and assured Uzma that she was free to return to her home country at any time.

Dr. Uzma had filed a plea in the IHC and was seeking an immediate return to India levelling allegations of harassment and forced marriage on her husband Muhammad Tahir Ali.

Separately, her Pakistani husband had also filed a petition in response to allegations in which he adopted a stance that Indian High Commissioner (IHC) had pressurized his wife and pleaded to the court to grant him permission to meet her.

In line of court orders, Uzma finally left for home country today.

It is worth mentioning here that Uzma, earlier this month, had said that she was forced to sign a marriage certificate on gun point.

Rejecting the claims of her husband, she had said that her all possessions were also taken away. She also rejected the claim that she came to Pakistan with an intention of marriage.

Muhammad Tahir, a Pakistani national,  had earlier alleged the Indian High Commission of detaining his wife when they went there to apply for his visa.

Uzma, from Delhi, met Tahir in Malaysia. She travelled to Pakistan on May 1st via the Wagah-Attari border crossing and the two reportedly contracted Nikah on May 3.



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