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A Delhi resident Uzma Ahmad is finally back in Delhi after a horrific experience in Pakistan. She is now feeling safe after coming back to home after the High court of Islamabad ordered to send her back to India via Attari – Wagah border on Thursday.

She told to the media that “You can go to Pakistan easily, but you can’t come out of it. Pakistan is like death well. Once you are stuck, you are stuck.”

She revealed that when she was in Pakistan she was forced to marry Tahir Ali on gunpoint on 3rd May, whom she met in Malaysia. She also told that when she was in Pakistan she had to move to the Indian High Commission for almost 20 days after coming back to India.

She further told “I had gone to Pakistan for sightseeing. But none of that happened. I had gone there on 1 May and had plans to return on 10 or 12 May. The situation changed all of a sudden. When I reached there I realized it was a very strange village. The people were strange and spoke a strange language.

Nothing was right there. I don’t have words to explain it. If you search Guner, you will find out that it was under Taliban control from 2008 to 2010 and military exercises are conducted there. Tahir tortured me emotionally as well as physically. He even threatened to harm my child through his relatives in Delhi. He threatened to kidnap my child and kill her if I didn’t do as they said. They beat me. It was because of my daughter that I signed (the marriage contract). It was because of fear that I signed. But I managed to escape the place. If I was there for three-four more days I would not have survived. They would have either sold me or used me in some risky operation. Most people from Guner work in Malaysia. They bring girls from there. Every house has two-three wives. I don’t want whatever that happened to me to happen to anyone else. There are many girls who are not able to escape the place.”

An Indian High Commission official who helped her revealed that she reached them out on 5th May and claimed that she is Indian and he remembers that she was horrified and scared when she reached the window. She was having trouble to make decision and it was a difficult decision too. And it was also not easy to keep someone inside the commission but, when he saw her terrified face he decided to let her come inside and it was also a learning experience for them also.

Uzma also said that the Indian High Commission instantly trusted her when she told her entire story to them. She was immediately taken inside and felt safe.

According to the sources the moment she was admitted inside the Commission an immediate petition was filed in Islamabad High Court on 12th May in which it was clearly claimed that she was forced to get marry on gunpoint and she be allowed to return home urgently as her daughter from first marriage in India suffered from a blood disorder.

She further told to the media “Lots of girls think that its Muslim culture and you will be safe. I will tell them not to go to Pakistan. Even men are not safe there. I am happy that I am here. All girls who have gone there even via arranged marriage are in a very bad condition. My experience has told me that there’s no place like India. Women have a lot of power here.”

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma also said that she felt relieved after Uzma returned to India and further stated “It’s a big thing that an Indian woman in a time of distress is able to look up to the Indian High Commission with hope. The common thread in all this is that once she said that she is Indian national everything else was not important. The embassy is made for Indian nationals.

Sushma Swaraz also praised Pakistan Home Ministry and Foreign Ministry which helped Uzma inspite of the ongoing tension at the border.

She claimed “If Uzma is here, it’s also because Pakistan’s foreign office and home ministry were very helpful. Our barrister Shah Nawaz Noon fought the case very well. I am also grateful to Justice Kayani who presided over the case. I remember when Tahir told him that Pakistan’s prestige was involved. He replied asking how it was an India-Pakistan issue.”

According to the sources the moment she was admitted inside the Commission an immediate petition was filed in Islamabad High Court on 12th May in which it was clearly claimed that she was forced to get marry on gunpoint and she be allowed to return home urgently as her daughter from first marriage in India suffered from a blood disorder.

She further told to the media “Lots of girls think that its Muslim culture and you will be safe. I will tell them not to go to Pakistan. Even men are not safe there. I am happy that I am here. All girls who have gone there even via arranged marriage are in a very bad condition. My experience has told me that there’s no place like India. Women have a lot of power here.”

Minister of External Affairs, Sushma also said that she felt relieved after Uzma returned to India and further stated “It’s a big thing that an Indian woman in a time of distress is able to look up to the Indian High Commission with hope. The common thread in all this is that once she said that she is Indian national everything else was not important. The embassy is made for Indian nationals.

Sushma Swaraz also praised Pakistan Home Ministry and Foreign Ministry which helped Uzma inspite of the ongoing tension at the border.

She claimed “If Uzma is here, it’s also because Pakistan’s foreign office and home ministry were very helpful. Our barrister Shah Nawaz Noon fought the case very well. I am also grateful to Justice Kayani who presided over the case. I remember when Tahir told him that Pakistan’s prestige was involved. He replied asking how it was an India-Pakistan issue.”