Indian national from Mumbai who spent three years in a Pakistani jail will return to India on Tuesday, December 18. Hamid Nihal Ansari, 33, was arrested for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan, reportedly to meet a girl he met online. In 2015, a military court sentenced him to three years in prison for possessing a fake Pakistani ID card. Hamid Ansari’s jail term ended last week. But he wasn’t able to leave for India as his legal documents weren’t ready. On Thursday, the Peshawar High Court gave the federal government a month to complete his repatriation process.
Ansari will reach India through the Wagah border.”I know that my efforts were less and God’s grace was more,” an emotional Fauzia Ansari (Hamid’s mother). “It was because of God’s grace that I got very good people who helped me through these years. The government of India was very supportive; so was the media on both sides of the border. This couldn’t have been possible if not for the lawyers and activists in Pakistan who worked on the case,” she said.
Source: India Today
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