A day after the Islamabad High Court allowed her deportation, the Indian woman, who was allegedly forced by a Pakistani man to marry him at gunpoint, has finally returned to India earlier today. Uzma, accompanied by Indian officials, crossed the Wagah Border. Uzma is in her early 20s and hails from New Delhi. She happened to visit Pakistan earlier this month.
The Indian woman met Tahir Ali, reportedly, in Malaysia and fell in love with him. She accused Ali of forcing her to marry him in Pakistan on May 3. She had petitioned the Islamabad High Court on May 12, and requested to allow her to go home as soon as possible so that she can be with her daughter from her first marriage. Her daughter is said to be suffering from Thalassemia, which is a blood disorder characterised by abnormal haemoglobin production in the body.
After allowing her deportation, the court also returned her immigration papers, which she had claimed, were taken away by Ali. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed Uzma back home, and called her ‘India’s daughter’.
Uzma – Welcome home India's daughter. I am sorry for all that you have gone through.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 25, 2017
According to a report by TOI, Tahir Ali said –
‘She has been allowed to return and I am unhappy because my point of view was not heard…She is still my wife. Neither she has asked for divorce nor I have divorced her.’