Indian national Uzma asks IHC for travel documents, security on journey back home

Uzma, an Indian woman who married a Pakistani man before going ‘missing’ from the Indian High Commission last week, petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday for duplicate travel documents and provision of security for her journey back to India.

Uzma’s lawyer, Barrister Malik Shah Nawaz Noon and First Secretary to the Indian High Commission Piyush Singh filed the petition on her behalf in the IHC stating that her husband Tahir Ali had deceived her as he was already married, and that he stole her passport and other travel documents.

The petition sought security for her journey back to India via the Wagah border and requested that her husband is restrained from harassing her. It also sought an exemption on Uzma reporting to the police and requested her repatriation to her homeland.

Uzma in her request claimed, “My five-year-old daughter Falak is ill, and I have to meet her.”

“Tahir deceived me and forced me to marry him at gunpoint. He even stole my passport and travelling documents.”

“I urge the court to ask the Foreign Office to issue duplicate travel documents so that I may travel back to India,” the application stated.

The request also urged the court to hold a hearing regarding the matter immediately.

Earlier this week, the Foreign Office (FO) said Uzma would only be repatriated back to her homeland once all her legal requirements were completed.

Declaring her husband and the FO as parties to the case, Uzma declared the diplomatic enclave in the Indian High Commission as her residence.

Source: Dawn News

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