Indian govt bars Pakistani woman from returning home after divorce


LAHORE: A Pakistani woman currently residing in India but hoping to return to her home is not being granted clearance by authorities in India.

The woman, identified as Kubra Gillani, originally hails from Muzzaffarabad district. She had married Muhammad Altaf who was from Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in 2010 but after divorcing him in November last year, she wishes to return back home.

While the Pakistani High Commission in India had issued her a new passport, she has been barred from travelling by authorities in India.

She explained that she has been visiting the office of the interior ministry for months now but she has not yet been granted permission to leave.

She appealed to authorities in Pakistan to negotiate with the Indian government and secure her return to Pakistan.