A married Indian woman who traveled legally to a remote village in Pakistan to meet her Facebook friend will return to India on August 20 when her visa expires, her Pakistani friend said on Monday, dismissing reports of a love angle.
Nasrullah, 29, said he had no plans to marry Anju, 34, who was born in Kailore village in Uttar Pradesh and lived in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Nasrullah and Anju became friends on Facebook in 2019.
“Anju is on a visit to Pakistan and we have no plans to get married,” Narulla told PTI over phone from the district’s Kulsho village, about 300 km from Peshawar.
“She will return to her country on August 20 after her visa expires,” he said, adding, “Anju is living in a separate room in her house with other female members of my family,” he said.
Anju traveled to Upper Dir district in Pakistan’s tribal Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on a valid Pakistani visa to meet Nasrullah.
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.
The affidavit also states that he will not go outside the Upper Dir district.
“He must return on August 20 as per his visa documents,” said police officer Mushtaq.
District Police Officer Mushtaq interviewed Anju at his office on Sunday and checked his travel documents on the basis of which he was issued a no-objection certificate.
‘Anju is safe’
Nasrullah said they have been given adequate security by the district administration and Anju is safe with her family.
The villagers, mostly Pashtuns who are very religious, want Anju to return to India safely as they do not want any bad name for their community due to the incident.
Anju’s husband Arvind, who is in Rajasthan, is hopeful that his wife will return soon.
They have a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son.
‘Similar to the Seema Haider case’
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.
Seema was arrested on July 4 for entering India without visas through Nepal with her four children, all under the age of seven, while Sachin was jailed for harboring illegal immigrants.
However, unlike Seema who entered India without a visa through Nepal with her four children under the age of seven, Anju crossed the Wagah-Attari border from India legally into Pakistan.
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.
“Anju’s husband said that she left home on Thursday. He has a valid passport,” Bhiwadi Assistant Superintendent of Police Sujeet Shankar told PTI.
He said that the family did not complain after learning about Anjur’s departure to Pakistan.
Arvind told the media at his home that his wife Anju had told his sister that he was in Lahore and later he spoke to her in a WhatsApp call.
He said he would talk to her and ask her to go back, insisting she hoped he would return home.
He said his passport was issued in 2020 because he wanted to apply for a job abroad. Arvind said that he was not aware that he was communicating with anyone on social media.
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