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Islamabad court adjourns hearing of Pak man on his Indian wife

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

The High today adjourned the hearing of a by a Pakistani man seeking an order barring his Indian wife from leaving the country before the settlement of their legal issues.

Tahir Ali had moved the last week against 20-year- old Uzma, an Indian national who had travelled to earlier this month.


Tahir filed a on Friday, asking the to arrange a meeting with Uzma and also stop her from going back to

The accepted the and set the hearing date today.

"Nothing happened today and the set the new date for hearing," Tahir told PTI, adding that the fixed the hearing on May 22.

The will also hear the of Uzma, who moved it a day after her husband.

Uzma, who ho has sought refuge at the Indian mission here, petitioned the High (IHC) on May 12 to provide security for her journey back to and to issue duplicate travel documents which were allegedly stolen by her Tahir.

Uzma's lawyer, Malik Shah Nawaz Noon and First Secretary to the Indian High Commission Piyush Singh filed the on her behalf in the IHC stating that her husband had deceived her as he was already married, and that he stole her passport and other travel documents.

She also asked the to exempt her from police reporting.

She has alleged that she was sexually abused after her forced marriage to the Pakistani man at gunpoint.

In her statement, recorded before a magistrate, Uzma has said that she came to to see her relatives and not to marry Tahir. She has said she did not know Ali was already married and had four children.

However, Tahir said she knew about his marriage and children. He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in mountains away from the main cities.

Uzma had reached on May 1 and travelled to Buner district in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to marry Ali on May 3. The couple reportedly met in Malaysia, where Tahir worked as a taxi-driver.

The case has attracted attention on both sides of the border.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 17:42 IST
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