Anju, the Indian mother of two children who travelled to a remote village in Pakistan, married her Facebook friend after converting to Islam and now has a new name Fatima. The 34-year-old Indian woman was staying at her 29-year-old Pakistani friend Nasrullah’s home in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They became friends on Facebook in 2019.
They tied the knot in a local court of a district and sessions judge amid tight security. “Nasrullah and Anju’s marriage was solemnized this week and a proper nikkah was performed after she converted to Islam,” senior officer at Moharrar City Police Station in Upper Dir district Muhammad Wahab said.
According to police, both appeared in the court in Upper Dir in the presence of family members of Nasrullah, police personnel and lawyers.
Anju, who was born in Kailor village in Uttar Pradesh and lived in the Alwar district of Rajasthan, shared a short video before her marriage in which she says she “feels safe” in Pakistan, Geo News reported.
“I request all the media persons not to harass my relatives and children,” she said. Anju is married to Arvind, who is in Rajasthan. They have a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son. Anju travelled to Pakistan legally from India via the Wagah-Attari border.
Anju is married to Arvind, who is in Rajasthan, and said he is hopeful that she would return home. They have a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son. She travelled to Pakistan legally from India via the Wagah-Attari border.