Gujarat Muslim man's Pakistani wife not allowed to enter Kutch

Altaf Paleja has a home in Bhuj, in the border district of Kutch. However, when his wife Sidra and her family, who are from Karachi, visited her husband eight months ago, they were denied entry.

Gujarat Muslim man

Amidst the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a Gujarati man and his wife from Pakistan has trapped with the bitter realities of strained bilateral relation between both the nations.

According to Times of India, Altaf Paleja has a home in Bhuj, in the border district of Kutch. However, when his wife Sidra and her family, who are from Karachi, visited her husband eight months ago, they were denied entry.


They were granted visas on the condition that they could stay anywhere but in Kutch. The Pakistani family decided to stay in Morbi, the nearest district to Kutch, for short time. But they could not find a house in the town because of their Pakistani identity. Nobody was willing to rent a house to a Pakistani family.

Failing to rent a house in Morbi, they had to stay at a hotel. As mentioned by Paleja, things were not easy since his own family decided to join his in-laws.
As per TOI  reports, it has ben eight months since that incident but the situation remains the same. Paleja is now preparing to get his wife and in-laws again, along with his six-month-old son, Muhammad Azaan.