Pak Court bars Indian woman forced to marry at gunpoint from leaving the country
The Islamabad High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a petition by a Pakistani man seeking an order barring his Indian wife from leaving the country before the settlement of their legal issues. Tahir Ali had moved the Court last week against 20-year- old Uzma, an Indian national who had travelled to Pakistan earlier this month. Tahir filed a petition on Friday, asking the Court to arrange a meeting with Uzma and also stop her from going back to India. The Court accepted the petition and set the hearing date today.
‘Nothing happened today and the Court set the new date for hearing,’ Tahir told PTI, adding that the Court fixed the hearing on May 22. The Court will also hear the petition of Uzma, who moved it a day after her husband. Uzma, who ho has sought refuge at the Indian mission in Islamabad, petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 12 to provide security for her journey back to Delhi and to issue duplicate travel documents which were allegedly stolen by her Tahir. 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 …read more