On Tuesday, a Pakistani woman, Javeria Khanum, entered India to marry a Kolkata resident. She scheduled her wedding for January next year with him. Hailing from Karachi, she crossed over through the Wagah-Attari International Border. Where her fiancé Sameer Khan and future father-in-law Ahmed Kamal Khan Yousafzai welcomed her with the beats of ‘dhol’.
India has issued a 45-day visa to Pakistani woman Javeria. Upon her arrival, Sameer expressed gratitude to the Indian government for their cooperation. He stated, “Pure intentions transcend borders.” Their wedding is scheduled for January next year. And following the ceremony, Pakistani woman Javeria will initiate the process of applying for a long-term visa.
Marriage shenanigans of Pakistani Woman
“I’ve been granted a 45-day visa, and I’m delighted to be here. The warmth and love I’ve experienced upon arrival are incredible. They have set the marriage to take place in the first week of January. Marking a joyous ending and a new beginning. The news brought immense joy to everyone back home. It’s hard to believe that I’ve finally obtained the visa after five years,” Javeria remarked.
According to India Today, Maqbool Ahmed Wasi Qadian, a journalist and social worker, played a pivotal role in assisting Pakistani woman Javeria in obtaining the Indian visa. He has been instrumental in helping numerous Pakistani brides secure visas.
Sameer shared that his connection with Pakistani woman Javeria commenced in May 2018. “Upon returning from Germany, where I was studying, I noticed her photo on my mother’s phone and conveyed my interest. I informed my mother about my desire to marry Javeria,” he recounted. Additionally, according to a report by the news agency PTI, he mentioned that friends from his period in Germany, representing various countries including Africa, Spain, and the United States, are expected to attend his wedding.
Love across border
This marks another instance of a high-profile cross-border union between India and Pakistan.
Earlier this year, Seema Haider, a Pakistani woman, undertook an illegal journey to India to marry Sachin Meena, whom she had met through an online game and developed feelings for. She crossed over to Noida from Pakistan’s Karachi through Nepal with her four children.
Upon her arrival, the central intelligence agencies alerted and subsequently arrested Haider on July 4 for entering India without a visa. Subsequently, she faced legal consequences for harboring illegal immigrants.
In a similar vein, Anju, now known as Fatima, journeyed to Pakistan to marry Nasrullah, a friend from Facebook. Upon her return to India via the Wagah Border, authorities questioned her before escorting her to the Amritsar airport.