Disillusioned Indian wife petitions Islamabad High Court for repatriation

Geneva Matthews
May 13, 2017

The filed petition states that Dr. Uzma was deceived and misinformed as Tahir Ali - her Pakistani husband - was already married and father of four, adding, the Indian woman's life was in danger in Pakistan, hence the government should ensure her safe return to her country. Uzma said she was forced into marrying Ali at gunpoint.

He alleged that the officials of the Indian High Commission took his wife to the court where she filed a complaint and recorded her statement which is because of the pressure developed by her brother. On May 1, she arrived at Wagha Border Lahore, where the petitioner received her and took her to Buner, his hometown.

She had told the magistrate that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not for marriage, a court official told PTI.

Authorities in Islamabad High Court on Friday seized the mobile phone of the first Secretary at the Indian High Commission for allegedly "taking photos of the HC judge".

After a day's rest, Ahmed said, he went with Uzma to the district court in Daggar to get married, adding that Nikkah Registrar Hamayun Khan, who is also the nazim of the village, performed the nikkah.

On May 8, Uzma informed the judicial magistrate that she was deceived, sexually abused and forced to marry Ali at gunpoint.

The petition was filed through barrister Malik Shahnawaz in which Tahir Ali, her husband, and foreign ministry of Pakistan were made the parties. He also snatched her travel documents, according to her. He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in mountains away from the main cities.

The counsel said that the petitioner was denied entry to the Indian High Commission and has been unable to communicate with her in any manner whatsoever.

Asked if he knew Uzma's parents, Ali said he had never spoken to them.

In the petition, Ali said that he is a taxi driver in Malaysia.

Yesterday, Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said Uzma will be sent back to India as soon as the legal issues in the case are resolved.

Uzma in her request claimed, "My five-year-old daughter Falak is ill, and I have to meet her".

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