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Indian woman marries Pakistani Facebook friend after converting to Islam


Islamabad: The 34-year-old Indian woman Anju who legally travelled to Pakistan to meet her Facebook friend has married him after converting to Islam. She has a husband and two children in India.

She was staying at Nasrullah's home and the couple tied the knot in a local court of a district and sessions judge. Earlier, 29-year-old Nasrullah had asserted that he and Anju are only friends and she will return to India when her one-month-long visa expires.

"Nasrullah and Anju's marriage was solemnised today, and proper Nikah was performed after she converted to Islam," confirmed Muhammad Wahab, a senior officer at Moharrar City Police Station in the Upper Dir district. The couple appeared in the district court in Dir Bala, accompanied by family members, police personnel, and lawyers. After the marriage, the Indian woman, now named Fatima following her conversion to Islam, was shifted home from the court under police security.

Prior to their marriage, Nasrullah and Anju had gone on a sightseeing trip to the Lowari tunnel, which connects Dir Upper District with Chitral District. In pictures from their visit, the couple was seen holding hands and enjoying the picturesque tourist spots.

Anju, who was born in Kailor village in Uttar Pradesh and lived in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, shared a video expressing that she feels safe in Pakistan. She arrived in Pakistan legally from India via the Wagah-Attari border with a 30-day visa valid for Upper Dir.

"I want to give this message to all that I have come here legally and with planning as it was not about two days that I came here all of a sudden, and I am safe here. I request all the media persons not to harass my relatives and children," she said.

Nasrullah, a science graduate, has given an affidavit stating that there is no love angle to their friendship and that Anju will return to India on August 20. He has been instructed to look after her during her stay in Pakistan.

Anju's husband in India, Arvind, stated that she left home on the pretext of going to Jaipur but later the family discovered that she was in Pakistan. He expressed hope that she would return home.

This incident is reminiscent of Seema Ghulam Haider's case, where a Pakistani mother of four travelled to India to live with Sachin Meena, a Hindu man she met through the game PUBG. Seema, 30, and Sachin, 22, now live together in Greater Noida, near Delhi.

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