Even as the case of Seema Haider is yet to be erased from the memories of Indians, another Pakistani woman has arrived in India to marry her boyfriend. The woman crossed over to India from the Wagah-Attari International Border to marry her lover from Kolkata.
The woman has been identified as Javeria Khanum, a resident of Karachi. As per reports, the couple’s marriage has been fixed in January next year. She crossed over into the Indian side from Attari in the Amritsar district where she was welcomed by her fiancé Sameer Khan and other members of his family to the beats of ‘dhol’, music, and dance.
According to reports, Sameer Khan happened to see Javeria for the first time on his mother’s phone five years back. Immediately, he fell in love after seeing her photo and expressed his interest in marrying her. Soon, they started chatting online and their relationship blossomed into love.
“This started in May 2018. I had come home from Germany where I was studying. I saw her photo on my mother’s phone and expressed interest in marrying her and told my mother,” Sameer informed.
Javeria had been applying for a visa to come to India even before the pandemic. However, her visa applications had been rejected twice. However, she got lucky the third time.
“I have been granted a 45-day visa. I am very happy to be here. Just on arrival, I am already getting so much love here. In the first week of January, the marriage will be solemnized,” Javeria was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“I’m very thankful to the Indian government for the visa. My mother is very happy now that I will be finally getting married,” Sameer added.
He further added that friends from his college in Germany, mostly from Africa, Spain, the United States, and other countries are likely to attend his wedding which will be solemnized in Kolkata.