Woman Allegedly Married To Pak Man At Gunpoint Returns India

 

 

The Indian woman who accused a Pakistani man of forcing her at gunpoint to marry him, returned to India this morning. Uzma, who sought refuge at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad came back via Wagah border, escorted by the officials of the Indian High Commission.

 

 

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet welcomed Uzma. "Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through," Ms Swaraj tweeted.

Uzma's brother, who had sought the government's help in rescuing her, was all praise for Ms Swaraj. He said she has done the impossible.

 

Uzma, who is in her early 20s, had appealed to a court in Pakistan, alleging that Tahir Ali had married her at gunpoint. In the days after their marriage, he had harassed and intimidated her and taken away her travel papers to force her to stay, she said.

 

 

On Wednesday, the Islamabad court told her that she could return to India any time and would be given police protection on her way back.

 

 

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