Anju, an Indian mother of two who traveled to Pakistan legally, married her Pakistani Facebook friend on Tuesday after converting to Islam, a senior police official said.
Anju, 34, was staying at the home of her 29-year-old Pakistani friend Nasrullah. They became friends on Facebook in 2019.
The couple tied the knot in the local district and sessions judge’s court.
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“Nasrullah and Anju’s marriage was solemnized today and the nikah was duly performed after she converted to Islam,” Muhammad Wahab, senior officer of Moharrar City Police Station in Upper Dir district, told PTI.
According to police, the two appeared in the Dir Bala District Court in the presence of Nasrullah’s family members, police personnel and lawyers.
Malakand Division Deputy Inspector General Nasir Mehmood Satti confirmed the nikah of Anju and Nasrullah and said the Indian woman was named Fatima after converting to Islam.
He also informed that the Indian woman was shifted from the court to the house under police security, reported Geo News.
Earlier on Monday, both Nasrullah and Anju went on a sightseeing tour amid tight security. They inspected the Lawari Tunnel connecting Dir Upper District with Chitral District, police officials said.
Anju and Nasrullah can be seen holding hands in a green garden in the picture of visiting the picturesque tourist spot. Anju, who was born in Uttar Pradesh’s Kailore village and lived in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, shared a short video in which she said she “feels safe here” in Pakistan, Geo News reported on Tuesday.
“I want to send a message to everyone that I’m here legally and with a plan because I’ve been here for two days, and I’m safe here,” he said in the video.
“I request all media persons not to harass my relatives and children,” he said. Anju is married to Arvind in Rajasthan. They have a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son.
Anju legally entered Pakistan through the Wagah-Attari border from India.
According to an official Home Ministry document sent to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, the Chancery was informed that it had been decided to grant Anju a 30-day visa, valid only for Upper Dir.
A science graduate from a university in Sheringal, Nasrullah is the youngest of five brothers.
She submitted an affidavit to the local authorities, stating that there was no love angle to their friendship and that Anju would return to India on August 20.
According to a senior police official in the region, the Indian woman’s travel documents were found to be in order and she was allowed to stay with Nasrullah, who was ordered to look after her.
“He went to Pakistan on a one-month visa and all his travel documents are valid and complete,” Upper Dir District Police Officer (DPO) Mushtaq Khan said on Monday.
“Anju came to Pakistan from New Delhi for love and is living here happily,” Khan was quoted as saying by Geo News.
Anju’s husband Arvind told media in Rajasthan’s Bhiwadi that she left home on Thursday on the pretext of going to Jaipur but later the family came to know that she was in Pakistan.
He said, he is hopeful that he will return to the country.
The incident of Seema Golam Haider is similar to the incident of Anju. Seema, a Pakistani mother of four, who hid in India to live with Sachin Meena, had an encounter with a Hindu man while playing PUBG in 2019.
Seema, 30, and Sachin, 22, live in Greater Noida’s Rabupura area near Delhi, where he runs a provision store, Uttar Pradesh police said.
(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is generated automatically from a syndicated feed.)
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