Indian woman who went to Pakistan for love lands up in captivity

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION
New Delhi/Islamabad Published: Apr 14, 2019, 06:11 PM(IST)

Tina is believed to be in the captivity of her husband Suleman in Gujranwala, Pakistan.  Photograph:( WION )

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India has raised the issue of Tina's captivity with Pakistan government many times but their response is awaited.

After Hamid Nehal and Uzma Ahmed, reports emerge of another Indian who fell in love and went to Pakistan but is now in captivity. Tina from Chandigarh had arrived in Pakistan last year on October 24 and allegedly converted to Islam to marry a Pakistani national. 

India has raised the issue of Tina's captivity with Pakistan government many times but their response is awaited. New Delhi has sent four note verbals to Pakistan but no response has come.

Tina is believed to be in the captivity of her husband Suleman in Gujranwala, Pakistan. 

The Indian High Commission spokesperson said, "we await a formal response from the Pakistani ministry of foreign affairs on our request to locate and repatriate this Indian citizen."

Meanwhile, Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Dr Faisal told WION, "We are ascertaining facts in the matter and will formally respond soon to the Indian High Commission."

Tina, who has taken Islamic name Ayesha, will record her statement in front of a magistrate soon.

The case has many parallels with Hamid Nehal and Uzma Ahmed. Hamid was repatriated last year after 6 years in a Pakistani jail. Hamid Nehal Ansari went to Pakistan via Afghanistan after befriending a Pakistani girl whom he fell in love with. He went to Pakistan's Kohat on a fake passport in 2012 and was arrested there by security officials.

Uzma Ahmed, an Indian who was brought back in 2017 had a similar story. She fell in love with a Pakistan's Tahir Ali in Malaysia and went with him to Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district. Later in Buner district of the province, she was asked to marry him. She managed to escape and reached the Indian High Commission and with the help of officials there came back to India.


 

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