Indian woman ‘forced to marry at gunpoint’ asks Pak to provide security on her journey back home
An Indian woman who has sought refuge at the Indian mission in the Pakistan capital has petitioned the Islamabad High Court to provide security for her journey back to Delhi and to issue duplicate travel documents which were allegedly stolen by her Pakistani husband.
Uzma’s lawyer, Malik Shah Nawaz Noon and First Secretary to the Indian High Commission Piyush Singh filed the petition on her behalf in the IHC stating that her husband Tahir Ali had deceived her as he was already married, and that he stole her passport and other travel documents.
She has alleged that she was sexually abused after her forced marriage to a Pakistani man at gunpoint.
In her statement, recorded before a magistrate, Uzma has said that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not to marry Ali. She has said she did not know Ali was already married and had four children.
However, Ali said she knew about his marriage and children. He said he had told her about his family and that he lived in mountains away from the main cities.
Uzma, 20, has been staying at the Indian mission in Islamabad and refused to leave the High Commission premises until she is repatriated to India.
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