The Indian national Uzma who was reportedly married off to a Pakistani man and was stuck there was given permission to travel to India by Islamabad High Court, the news agency quoted Pakistan media as saying on Wednesday morning. The agency added that Islamabad High Court has also ordered the police to provide security to Uzma till Wagah Border. Uzma who alleged that she was asked to marry her husband at gunpoint had submitted a reply in Islamabad HC asking that she be allowed to return to India.
“Threatened to kill, harassed and badly humiliated,” the Dawn reported, quoting the written reply. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) continued hearing the case of Uzma, who was reported to have gone “missing” at the Indian High Commission, a few days after her marriage to Ali, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the report said.
This is a major blow for Pakistan after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) had earlier put a stay of the death sentence awarded to another Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court. The decision had led to some tension between the two countries. Yesterday, the move was appreciated by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who was quoted saying by news agency PTI, “Can you imagine, our country going to the International Court of Justice for one man and exposing Pakistan’s judicial system. Earlier, the government just used to give lip service in such a situation.”
Meanwhile, another Indian was arrested in Pakistan for not possessing travel and visa documents, last week. Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed from Jogeshwari East in Mumbai, was taken into custody on May 19 after he failed to produce any travel or visa documents, according to PTI. Responding to this, Indian had asked for consular access for him. According to the agency, the arrest was made at a check post when the man was walking on the street.