Indian cricket legend Virender Sehwag on Thursday night welcomed Uzma Ahmad back into the country from Pakistan on Twitter. Sehwag, in his tweet said, “There is no country as safe as India.Is desh ki mitti ki baat hi alag hai. Best wishes to #Uzma &welcome back to the most incredible country”. Sehwag is quite active on the social networking website and he does not shy away from commenting on most current issues. The legendary cricketer, who gained a huge number of followers on Twitter following his retirement has been known to be funny and often quite thoughtful and insightful about matters of national importance.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) May 25, 2017
Earlier in the day, an Indian citizen, Uzma Ahmad, who had been stuck in Pakistan and had been forced to marry at gunpoint returned to the motherland after some serious efforts were made by the Indian government, especially MEA Sushma Swaraj. The Islamabad High Court, that heard Uzma’s case had also given Uzma her original immigration forms back and directed the authorities to allow her to return back to India. Even though during the hearing of her case, her husband Tahir had requested a private meeting with her, the justice of the IHC had noted that Uzma could not be forced to meet him. Uzma, addressing a press conference in India on her return had profusely thanked the Minister of External Affairs Swaraj and had said that had she lived in Pakistan for 2-3 more days, she would not have survived the ordeal.
Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj had applauded Uzma for her courage and presence of mind to have been able to reach to the High Commission for help. Terming her as “India’s Daughter”, Swaraj said that she was relieved after Uzma had crossed the Wagah border. Addressing the media, Swaraj said, “We were relieved when she crossed the Wagah border. It was not an easy fight for her…Uzma is here also because of cooperations of Pakistan’s foreign and home ministries, I thank lawyer Shahnawaz Noon who fought her case like a father.”