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Islamabad HC allows Indian woman forced to marry Pakistani man to travel back to India
The Indian woman who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint will now be able to travel back to India.

Uzma Ahmed was given permission to travel to India by the Islamabad High Court after returning her original immigration form. The form had been submitted by Uzma's husband to the court. The court has also ordered that Uzma be provided security till the India-Pakistan Wagah border.

Uzma had submitted a written reply to the court in which she had claimed that her husband had made her sign the nikah documents at gunpoint. When Uzma went to the Indian High Commission in Pakistan, she refused to leave the premises and asked to be sent back to India. But her husband had claimed that the Indian High Commission had detained his wife.

As per a report in Pakistan based Geo TV, her husband Tahir Ali had requested the court that he be allowed to meet Uzma in private. The judge hearing the case, Justice Kayani, had allowed him to hold a meeting in his chamber. However, since Uzma refused to meet him, Justice Kayani denied Tahir the permission to meet her and remarked that if she is not willing to meet him, she will not be forced to do so.

Tahir had claimed that he had met Uzma, a resident of Delhi, in Malaysia and they had fallen in love and later got married. However, Uzma had claimed that she did not know of his earlier marriage and was forced to marry him at gunpoint. In his defence, Tahir had produced records of private conversations with Uzma showing that he had told her about his previous marriage. He had also produced the video of the Nikah ceremony which reportedly showed the two getting married without any forceful action.

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