Srinagar: After five years of languishing in Jammu’s Amphala jail, 22-year-old Rubeena and her little daughter Chand Tara were sent back to Pakistan on Monday after their native country finally acknowledged them as its citizens.
Rubeena, a resident of Musa Colony in Pakistan’s Hyderabad city, was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police along with her daughter in Kanachak area of Jammu in November 2012 when she was found moving in a suspicious manner. She was booked under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act.
In May 2014, the High Court ordered the deportation of Rubina within four weeks to her country but she was not sent because Pakistan said it could not confirm her residential address.
On March 30, 2016, Rubeena’s counsel Mir Shafaqat secured all the details of her residence in Pakistan and filed an application before the court to seek an answer from the Pakistan High Commission of her whereabouts.
Her address told to the court and now confirmed by Pakistan is Ishda Lal Masjid Gate No 10, Gali No 10 Musa Colony Hyderabad Pakistan. Her father’s name is late Dil Mohammad Mir.
After Pakistan’s confirmation of Rubeena being its national, a single bench of Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir directed the government to implement the judgment of May 12, 2014 for the deportation of Rubeena to her country by August 21.
In December 2016, the High Court had observed that the case was a “glaring example of human tragedy” and had remarked that the lady surely “does belong to some place on the planet.”
The mother-daughter duo will be handed over to Pakistani authorities at Wagah border on Tuesday morning.