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Indian National Uzma who was forced to marry a Pakistani at gun point returns home; Welcome home India’s daughter tweets Sushma Swaraj

Uzma Ahmed the Indian national who had alleged that she was forced to marry a Pakistani at gun point has returned safely to India, through the Attari border. She did not speak to the media. Uzma was brought back by the Indian High Commission after a Pakistani court to return to her homeland.

Ahmed,in her early twenties, told the court she was forced to marry Tahir Ali, a resident of Buner in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, at gun point after she agreed to come to Pakistan to meet him. Uzma’s brother Wasim told ANI that he was very happy to see his sister return home, but added that he was waiting for her to come to Delhi.

Wasim Ahmed said the MEA kept them updated throughout and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj even helped them to speak to Uzma over the phone once. He praised the Central Government for and specially thanked the External Affairs Minister.

During Wedensday’s hearing Justice Mohsin Akthar Kayani asked Uzma if she wanted to meet her husband in the chamber. Uzma said that she did not want to meet her husband. She refused the offer saying that she did not even want to talk to him. The court assured Ahmed she was free to return to India and would be escorted to the Wagah border with police security.

Uzma had earlier been beaten by Ali. She was mentally tortured & physically assaulted. She also alleged that she was forced to sign the Nikahnama and was sexually assaulted by her husband after he had given her sleeping pills. She further added that she was seeking refuge at the Indian High Commision as she felt threatened and wanted to return to India.

Source & Credit: Hindustan Times


Tony Joseph

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