Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

Pak: Indian woman asks Islamabad High Court for security on way home

Pak: Indian woman asks Islamabad High Court for security on way home

The mobile phone of an Indian High Commission official Piyush Singh was on Friday confiscated by in a Pakistani court, sources said. India Today reports that the phone was seized after it was alleged that the first secretary was taking pictures inside the court premises.

According to Uzma, her husband Tahir tricked her into marrying him since she had no knowledge of his first wife.

The official identified as Piyush Singh, first secretary at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, snapped three photos inside the court, including a picture of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, during the hearing of the case filed by Tahir Ali seeking the high court's intervention to meet his Indian wife Uzma.

Meanwhile, Uzma's husband Tahir Ali said that he has appealed Islamabad high court to not allow Uzma to leave the country until legal issues are resolved.

It is pertinent to mention here that Dr. Uzma earlier this week alleged harassment and forced marriage against her Pakistani spouse. She also sought exemption for reporting to police and permission to return to India. Dawn quoted Uzma as saying in her petition.

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The petition was filed through barrister Malik Shahnawaz in which Tahir Ali, her husband, and foreign ministry of Pakistan were made the parties.

"My five-year-old daughter Falak is ill, and I have to meet her", Uzma, 20, said in the petition. Uzma said she had taken refuge at the Indian mission because she felt threatened and wanted to go back to New Delhi.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Uzma will be sent back as soon as the legal issues in the case are resolved, according to PTI.

Amid the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over the mutilation of Indian army jawans and Islamabad's plans to execute Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, a senior Indian diplomat's cellphone was seized on Friday inside a Pakistani court.

Uzma, from Delhi, met Tahir in Malaysia. The High Commission has been providing necessary consular assistance to her and was in touch with the Pakistan Foreign Office on the matter and the girl's family in India.

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