Seema Haider, a Pakistani national, illegally entered India with her four children through Nepal to meet and marry Sachin Meena, a resident of Greater Noida whom she had met in a PUBG chatroom. Despite an ongoing investigation by the Uttar Pradesh Police and Anti-Terrorism Squad for her illegal entry, Haider has filed for Indian citizenship to live in India with her children and husband.
In her petition to President Droupadi Murmu, Haider requested permission to stay in India, stating that she has been deeply influenced by Indian culture and traditions. She also pleaded for mercy in her appeal.
Seema and Sachin were questioned by the Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad, and during the investigation, authorities found video cassettes, mobile phones, authorized Pakistani passports, an unused passport with incomplete details, and an identity card in possession of Seema.
Regarding suspicions of espionage, the Special DGP stated that without sufficient evidence, it would be premature to make any claims related to the matter, given that it involves two countries.
The couple initially connected through the online game PUBG in 2020 and exchanged WhatsApp numbers after 15 days of gaming. They met in person for the first time in March in Kathmandu, Nepal, where they stayed together from March 10 to 17. Seema returned to Nepal from Pakistan on a 15-day tourist visa on May 10.
Seema later entered India through the Roopandehi-Khunwa border district Siddharthnagar on May 12, traveling via Lucknow and Agra to reach Greater Noida’s Rabupura cut, where she began living with Sachin.
Despite facing investigation and demands for deportation to Pakistan, Seema Haider has sought Indian citizenship to live with her family in India.