Indian national claims she was forced into marriage

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Dr Uzma submits reply to Tahir’s allegations

Zubair Qureshi

The Indian wife of a Pakistani national Tahir Ali on Friday submitted para-wise comments to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and dismissed his claims saying she only wanted to return to her country as she was forced into marriage.
Tahir Ali in his petition before the IHC has sought the court’s intervention to meet his wife in free atmosphere and alleged that Uzma was under pressure from her brother and officials of Indian high commission. Dr Uzma through Indian High Commission Islamabad has submitted six-paged detailed reply before the IHC.
Tahir Ali a resident of Buner in his petition has submitted that they became known to each other in Malaysia and decided to get married and everything took place with her consent i.e. from her arrival in Pakistan to her Nikah in the district courts of Daggar Buner with Tahir.
Dr Uzma on the other hand in her reply has submitted said that after she arrived in Pakistan through Wagah border, she was sedated through sleeping pills and was sexually assaulted by the petitioner in connivance with his friends.
Dr Uzma alleged that she was compelled to marry Tahir as she had come to know that he was already married.
Appearing before the registrar IHC, Uzma signed a few documents that were earlier submitted on her behalf. Her reply was submitted before the court by Indian High Commission’s first secretary Dr Piyush Singh. In her reply, Uzma dismissed Tahir Ali’s claim that she invited him to India for getting married.
She however said that she was thrashed, threatened and badly humiliated and Tahir Ali forced her to sign Nikahnama.
Dr Uzma prayed to the court to dismiss Tahir Ali’s petition. Dr Uzma said that the petition of Tahir Ali was nothing but a pack of lies.
She further said that Indian High Commission had provided her shelter and security till her safe return to India. She also denied any kind of pressure built on her by the Indian high commission. Tahir Ali claims that he has What’sapp messages in which Uzma suggested him not to disclose his first marriage and also exaggerate about his educational qualification when her brother asks.
Tahir Ali has prayed to the court to let him meet his wife while Dr Uzma has prayed to facilitate her departure to India and provide her duplicate immigration sheets.
Both the petitions will be jointly heard on May 22 by the single bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.