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Indian authorities contact Islamabad over Uzma, Tahir marriage row.

ISLAMABAD -- India on Tuesday contacted Pakistani Foreign Office over the issue pertaining to the marriage of Indian woman Uzma and her Pakistani husband Tariq Ali.

Indian authorities have asked Pakistan to provide Uzma's details to them. FO spokesperson has responded that her case is currently in court and she will be repatriated to India once the legal requirements are fulfilled.

Recently, Uzma's claims of baing forced to marry on gunpoint were uncovered after her Nikah video and whatsapp messages surfaced on media.

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The pictures of her four-year-old daughter have also come to light exposing the truth of her first marriage.

Sources report that Uzma is changing her statements after receiving directions from someone residing in India.

Uzma and Tahir fell in love after meeting in Malaysia. She then arrived in Pakistan and contracted Niakh with Tahir on May 3. The couple then approached Indian High Commission to apply for visas however; she did not return from the office after being called by an official.

Later, the Indian High Commission asserted that Uzma had sought refuge and asked for legal help to be repatriated to India. She claimed that she came to know about Tahir's first marriage and four children after tying knot with him.

The Indian High Commission provided an attorney, transportation and security to Uzma after which she appeared before a local court in Islamabad stating that she was forced to marry Tahir at gunpoint. She also accused her Pakistani husband of sexual and physical abuse and confiscating her travel documents.

Judicial Magistrate Haider Ali Shah has summoned Tahir, the cleric who solemnised the marriage and witnesses in the case on July 11.

On the other hand, Tahir has refuted all such accusations and has said that Uzma knew about his first marriage and children whereas he also had the knowledge that she was already married and had a daughter.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 10, 2017
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