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A Pakistani girl and an Indian man who met and fell in love in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are dealing with severe jail time after being arrested in India. A New York Instances report says the pair have been arrested simply two months after they started secretly dwelling within the metropolis of Larger Noida, she for getting into the nation illegally and he for harboring a fugitive.

Seema Ghulam Haider and Sachin Meena first encountered one another in PUBG in 2019 after Haider’s husband moved to Saudi Arabia for work. They ultimately started speaking by way of social media and phone calls. “Sachin used to speak to somebody late at night time, as late as 2-3 am,” his uncle Birbal Meena instructed the Instances. “Then he confessed that he was in love with a Pakistani girl and meant to marry her.”

The household didn’t approve of his reference to “a lady from an enemy nation,” however the pair nonetheless met up in Nepal in March. After spending per week collectively, they returned residence, however they reunited in Nepal in Could. For his or her second assembly, Haider introduced her 4 youngsters, and as an alternative of returning to their respective residence international locations, all of them went to India. The couple and her youngsters lived collectively briefly in a city not removed from the Indian capital of New Delhi.

Mockingly, it seems that they have been busted due to their efforts to make the whole lot authorized. A Instances of India report says the pair went to a neighborhood lawyer to debate her residency and their deliberate marriage, however as an alternative of serving to resolve their issues, the lawyer ratted them out to the cops when he found Haider was from Pakistan.

“I used to be startled after I discovered that she and her youngsters (three daughters and a son) have been carrying Pakistani passports,” the lawyer stated. “She was making inquiries concerning the means of getting married in India. She stated she needed to marry Sachin.”

The lawyer had one among his associates observe them after they left his workplace. “After I realized they have been dwelling in a home in Rabupura, I knowledgeable the police,” he stated.

It displays the state of relations between Hindu-majority India and Pakistan, an Islamic nation. The 2 nuclear-armed international locations have fought a number of wars since Pakistan’s creation in 1947, and tensions between them stay excessive. India has additionally pursued an more and more violent, brutal crackdown on Muslims in recent times.

Meena is a part of India’s Hindu majority however Haider is Muslim, and which will clarify not less than partly the remarkably heavy-handed response of Indian authorities to the presence of 1 Pakistani Muslim girl and her 4 youngsters: The Instances of India report says native police have been assisted by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad within the arrest of Haider and Meena, and the nation’s intelligence companies are additionally investigating.

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However plainly their love is actual—or not less than, not motivated by something sinister. Meena solely earned about $100 a month at his (apparently now former) job at a neighborhood retailer, and police stated he hadn’t lied about his monetary or social standing, or made some other guarantees he could not maintain, to draw Haider to the nation.

“She knew that he was not financially very sturdy,” Rabupura police head Sudhir Kumar stated. “She was not impressed by his work, however by his PUBG abilities.”

A BBC report says Haider and Meena have each been jailed for 14 days whereas an investigation is carried out, and could possibly be dealing with a number of years in jail. Haider’s husband, who she says was abusive previous to his departure for Saudi Arabia, desires her and the youngsters returned to Pakistan, however the brand new couple has appealed to the Indian authorities to assist them get married.