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Indian Woman, Who Was Allegedly Forced To Marry Pakistani Man On Gunpoint, Returns Home

She was assisted across the Wagah border on Thursday morning.

25/05/2017 12:55 PM IST | Updated 25/05/2017 12:55 PM IST
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Uzma Ahmed, an Indian national who alleged that she had been forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint, is back home after a ruling by the Islamabad High Court, is back home.

NDTV reported that she came back to India, crossing the Wagah border, on Thursday morning, escorted by officials of the Indian High Commission.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to welcome Uzma back home. She said:

IANS had reported on Wednesday that Uzma, who is a doctor, had requested the court to allow her to return to India and that her visa was going to expire on 30 May.

After he ordeal, Uzma had taken refuge at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and had asked to be repatriated to India after she came to know that her husband, Tahir, was already married and had four children.

NDTV reported that Uzma's brother praised Swaraj for her help and said that she had done the impossible.

Tahir is said to have taken away Uzma's travel documents, but returned them to court on Tuesday.

The IANS report said that the high court bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, returned to Uzma her original immigration form and said that she could return to India. The bench also said that she should be provided security till the Wagah border.

The court was told that Uzma and Tahir had met in Malaysia and she travelled to Pakistan through the Wagah border on May 1 and got married on May 3. Uzma is from Delhi.

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