Indian woman in Pakistan seeks security on journey back home

He said he has urged the Islamabad High Court to pass an order barring Uzma from leaving Pakistan until legal issues are resolved. Reuters file

Indian diplomat caught taking pictures in Islamabad High Court

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, a resident of New Delhi, filed a plea with an Islamabad court on May 8 against Ali, alleging that she was being intimidated by him.

Ali accused the Indian High Commission and Uzma'a brother Waseem for creating misunderstanding between him and his wife. When court officials brought the matter to the notice of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, he ordered the confiscation of the mobile phone and said the action amounted to a breach of the court's decorum.

The Interior Ministry Secretary, the Secretary of Foreign Ministry, the Indian High Commission, and Uzma were all party to the application filed in court by Ali. She also recorded her statement before magistrate Haider Ali Shah. "He didn't know the rule, and took his mobile inside by mistake", said sources.

All the process took place with the consent and willingness of Uzma, he said, adding that marriage documents were also signed by the couple and witnesses.

Uzma reached Pakistan on May 1 and travelled to Buner district in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to marry Ali on May 3. He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in the mountains, away from the main cities."She knew everything and was ready to live and die with me".

In his petition, Ali stated that he is a taxi driver in Malaysia and in 2016, he met Uzma and their relationship further evolved into an agreement that they should tie the knot.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Uzma will be sent back as soon as the legal issues in the case are resolved, according to PTI.

The case has attracted attention on both sides of the border.

The petition has also sought exemption from police reporting with an inscription that Dr. Uzam's daughter, Falak, is also not feeling well in India and her return has become mandatory.

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