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Islamabad, May 24, 2017: Today, the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has allowed an Indian woman to return to India, who has sought refuge at the Indian mission here after accusing a Pakistani man of forcibly marrying her, a media report said.

In her early 20s, Uzma had traveled to Pakistan earlier this month, in May. She said that the Pakistani national Tahir Ali “forced” her to marry him at gunpoint. This incident seems not uncommon as forceful marriage is a common incident in the country.

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Pleas were filed by both Uzma and Ali and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani in charge of the case. While Uzma had requested to be repatriated to India, Ali has asked to be allowed to meet his wife, mentioned PTI.

Uzma, who hails from New Delhi was assured by the High Court assured that she is free to return to India at any point and will be escorted to the Wagah Border with police security, Dawn newspaper reported.

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During the hearing, the judge asked Uzma if she wished to speak to her husband but she refused. Further, Uzma has alleged that her travel documents were also stolen by Ali.

On May 12, Uzma had petitioned the court with the request and had submitted a medical report, showing that her daughter was suffering from thalassemia – an inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal hemoglobin production – and she urgently needed to return to India, mentioned PTI report.

Uzma and Ali reportedly met in Malaysia and fell in love, after which she traveled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah Border. The two contracted nikkah (marriage) on May 3.

– prepared by Staff writer at NewsGram.

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