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Court allows Indian woman 'forced' to marry Pakistani man to return

Uzma free to return to India at any point and would be escorted to Wagah Border with police security

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday allowed an Indian woman, who had sought refuge at the Indian mission in Islamabad after accusing a Pakistani man of forcibly marrying her, to return to India, a media report said. Uzma, in her early 20s, had travelled to Pakistan earlier this month. She has said that Pakistani national Tahir Ali "forced" her to marry him at gunpoint. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani was hearing pleas filed by Uzma and Ali. While Uzma had requested to be repatriated to India, Ali had asked to be allowed to meet his wife. The HC assured Uzma, who is ...

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First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 13:18 IST
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