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Forced to marry in Pak, Uzma returns; Sushma welcomes ‘India’s daughter’

SNS | New Delhi |

It is a moment of joy for Indian woman Uzma as she returned to her homeland on Thursday. She entered India through Wagah Border in Punjab.

Uzma, who alleged that she was forced to marry a Pakistan man, was on Wednesday given the permission by the Islamabad HC to return to India.

A bench of the Islamabad High Court returned Uzma her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir had submitted to the court a day earlier.

According to reports, the court had also ordered that police provide security to Uzma till Wagah Border.

Uzma had on 19 May, submitted a 6-page reply in Islamabad High Court reiterating her desire to return to India. She alleged that her Pakistani husband had forced her to sign the nikahnama (nikah papers) and marry him at gunpoint.

In her reply, she claimed that Tahir’s affidavit was based on lies. She had requested to let her travel to India as her visa will expire on 30 May.

Meanwhile, External Affairs Minister took to Twitter and welcomed her saying: “Uzma — Welcome home India’s daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.”

(With inputs from agencies)