A Pakistani man forced an Indian woman to marry him at gunpoint, an Islamabad court heard on May 24. Photo: iStock

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted an Indian woman who said she had been forced to marry a Pakistani man permission to return home.

According to media reports, Uzma, a New Delhi resident in her early 20s who had traveled to Pakistan earlier this month, said she was forced to marry Tahir Ali at gunpoint.

An Islamabad High Court bench, headed by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, handed over to Uzma her original immigration form, which her husband Tahir Ali had submitted to the court.

Dawn reported that the court assured Uzma that she was free to return to India at any point and would be given a police escort to the Wagah border.

Tahir expressed his desire to meet Uzma in private and Justice Kayani said that they could use his chamber. Uzma refused to meet with him.

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