The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday permitted Indian national Uzma, who has accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, to return to India and directed the police to escort her till the Wagah border.
A bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, ordered the directive after returning her original immigration form. the form was submitted in court by her husband, Tahir.
Tahir wanted to meet Uzma in private, which the later refused. Justice Kayani said that if Uzma does not want to meet Tahir, then she won't be forced.
On May 19, Uzma had submitted a 6-page reply to the High Court and reiterated her earlier claims and said that she was forced to sign the Nikkahnama [marriage papers].
Islamabad High Court also ordered that police provide security to Indian woman Uzma till Wagah Border: Pakistan media— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2017
Last week, a senior Indian diplomat’s cellphone was seized inside a Pakistani court during the hearing of Uzma case.
According to reports, Piyush Singh, in charge of visas and consular access, was allegedly using his phone to click pictures inside the Islamabad High Court during the hearing in Uzma case.
Pakistani media reported that Singh was seen taking pictures, while he told court that he was texting and not using the camera of the phone. Later, the cellphone was returned to him and no charges were pressed against him.