A Pakistani woman who was detained for illegally entering India to meet the love of her life, whom she met on the online game PUBG, has been granted bail.
Seema Haider, 30, crossed the border into India with her four children in May 2023. She was arrested by Indian authorities after her story made headlines.
During her court hearing, Haider’s lawyer argued that she had entered India accidentally and had no ill intentions. He said that she simply wanted to marry her lover, Sachin Meena, and live with him in India.
The court granted Haider bail on the condition that she would not leave India without informing the authorities.
Haider and Meena have since married in a temple in India. They are now hoping to be granted Indian citizenship so that they can live together as a family.
“We are very happy to have been granted bail,” Haider said. “We just want to live like a normal family,” he added further.
Meena added: “We are grateful to the court for granting us bail. We hope that we will be able to stay in India and live our lives together.”
The couple’s story has captured the attention of the media in both India and Pakistan. It has also sparked a debate about the challenges faced by couples who fall in love across borders.
Haider and Meena’s case is a reminder that love knows no borders. It is also a reminder that the law can sometimes be a barrier to love. However, this couple’s story shows that love can still triumph in the end.
The unusual love story gained traction on social media in Pakistan. Meanwhile, the husband of Seema had demanded the return of his children to Pakistan. It is unclear as to how Haider and Seema will take things ahead.