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Islamabad High Court permits Uzma to return to India, asks police to ensure security till 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.


  |  Updated On : May 24, 2017 01:21 PM
Islamabad High Court permits Uzma to return to India, asks police to ensure security till Wagah Border

Islamabad High Court permits Uzma to return to India, asks police to ensure security till Wagah Border

New Delhi :  

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].

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.

Also Read: Indian national arrested in Pakistan for not carrying visa

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.

First Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:08 PM
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