HYDERABAD: Relations between India and Pakistan have hit a rough patch after Indian former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death on April 10 by a Pakistan military court. Now, Indian government has been exploring means to save Kulbhushan Jadhav.
Amidst the din of this high-profile case, the story of another Indian has been all but forgotten. This citizen has allegedly been held captive and tortured for two years by her husband and is yearning to return to her home in Hyderabad. The city woman, Mohammadi Begum is reportedly being harassed by her husband in Pakistan.
In fact, Union External Affairs ministry had tried to rescue her. However, around 21 days after efforts began, the Kulbhushan Jadhav case grabbed the spot light. Yet, Mohammadi’s family do not think that this fresh issue will deter their daughter’s return.
Mohammad Akbar and Hajara Begum - parents of Mohammadi - got her married to Muhammad Younus in 1996. “He said that he was an Omani national.
He deceived us. Younis is a Pakistani. After staying in Oman for some years, he took my daughter to Pakistan nine years ago saying they would be going there to visit his relatives. However, he remained in Pakistan with her and their five children from there on,” said Akbar.
“He has been harassing her from two years. She cries explaining how she is being constantly harassed, and abused,” said Hajara Begum, adding that her daughter is also being denied medical help.
Hajara Begum said that 20 days ago Mohammedi’s Indian passport, which expired in April 2016 was renewed and that her daughter’s visa was extended by six months. Mohammedi’s parents think that their son-in-law Younus is the main deterrent in their daughter’s return to home.
Hajara Begum, who spoke to her daughter over phone on Tuesday said, “My daughter said that Indian Embassy sent two letters but they didn’t reach her.”
In 21-years of marriage, Mohammedi visited her parents in Hyderabad only once.
Akbar and Hajara Begum had this message for the Indian government: “I request the Centre and Sushma Swaraj to keep my daughter at the Indian Embassy. I have confidence in our government that they will bring back my daughter,” Akbar said.