Uzma Ahmed with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. Image via Twitter/@ShankhNaad
NEW DELHI: Uzma Ahmed, daughter of India, now taken a fresh start of her life by opening a beauty parlour of her own in the heart of Seelampur, northeast Delhi.
According to the TOI report, she was rescued and brought to India in 2017 after she was sedated and forced to marry at gunpoint in Pakistan.
After living like a prisoner in one of the remotest parts of trouble-torn Khyber Pukhtunkhwa district, she miraculously managed to reach the Indian high commission.
She returned to India after a brief legal battle. She gives all credit for her rescue to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. “She was god sent for me. She told me that I was India’s daughter and that there was nothing I should worry about. If at all I am able to stand on my feet today, it is also because of her emotional support,” said Uzma.
She named her parlour after her younger daughter, Falak and inaugurated on Wednesday. She has a staff of two women, who too have been victims of assault.
“This is a small but crucial step for us,” Uzma told TOI. “Living each day with the scars of my past had made life miserable. I had to move on for the sake of my daughters. Now, there is no going back.”
Soon her biopic will also released which has been kept on hold till elections.
She said, “After the polls, the star cast would be decided and shooting will begin. The world will know what I lived through.”