An Indian woman named Anju made headlines for her extraordinary journey of love when she travelled to a remote village in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to marry her Pakistani friend, Nasrullah.
Prior to the marriage, Anju converted to Islam and now goes by the name Fatima.
The couple's union was formalized in a nikah ceremony at the district courts in Upper Dir, and there is a video circulating on social media showing them exploring scenic spots in the region, hand in hand.
The Deputy Inspector General, Nasir Mehmood Satti, confirmed the marriage of Anju (35) and Nasrullah (29) and revealed that Anju adopted the name Fatima after her conversion to Islam.
The couple appeared in the district court in Dir Bala along with Nasrullah's family members, police personnel, and lawyers.
Due to security concerns, Anju was escorted to her new in-law's home with police protection.
Interestingly, just a day before the marriage, Anju (now Fatima) had claimed that she had no intention of marrying Nasrullah and would return to India once her visa expired on August 20.
Even Nasrullah denied any love affair with Anju in a statement to the news agency PTI, stating that he had no plans of marrying her. They had originally become friends on Facebook in 2019.
Notably, Anju was already married back in India to a man named Arvind, who resides in Rajasthan. Arvind, who has a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son with Anju, was hopeful that his wife would return soon.
However, Anju's father had previously described her as "mentally disturbed and eccentric," though he denied any knowledge of her affair or plans to go to Pakistan.