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Pakistan Man Languishing in Jail after Marrying Indian

Pakistan Man Languishing in Jail after Marrying Indian

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Dewas: A Pakistani man who had married an Indian girl is now languishing in a Madhya Pradesh jail due to the conflict between the proceedings followed by the embassies.

Akbar, a Pakistani national, fell in love with Safiya on Facebook in 2012. He came to India in 2013 along with his mother and tied the knot with Safiya after a few weeks of his visit to Madhya Pradesh's Dewas. However, he returned to Pakistan after the wedding.

He came back to India in April 2013 with a three-month visa to meet his wife. Later, he was granted visa for two years in July 2013.

In 2015, his wife gave birth to a boy, Aariz, after which Akbar decided to stay in India. But he did not apply for the extension of his visa which ended on July 2015.

He was caught by the authorities and booked under the Foreigners Act 1946, following which he was arrested in August 2015. After a period of 11 months and 20 days, the court sentenced him to one-year jail which he completed in the next 6 days in August 2016. The court had directed the authorities to send him to Pakistan on completion of jail term. But Akbar is still languishing in the jail at BNP police station due to the unending long proceedings of embassies of both countries.

Despite serving the jail term and an additional imprisonment of six months, he has been released from the jail.

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