External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday intervened in the dispute between an Indian woman and her Pakistani husband with direction to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to facilitate her return. The Union minister has asked the diplomatic mission to renew he woman’s passport and help her return to the country, PTI reported on Monday.

The woman from Hyderabad had alleged that she was being harassed by her husband. The matter was brought to Swaraj’s notice by the woman’s father.

“I received a Youtube message from Shri Mohammad Akbar that his daughter Mohammadia Begum, an Indian national, was married in Pakistan and was being ill-treated by her in-laws,” the minister said. “Our mission sent a Note Verbale requesting the safety, security and well-being of Mohammadia Begum.”

The woman’s family has said that the man she was married to had told them that he was from Oman before the wedding, however, they later got to know that the claim was false. The couple got married in 1996. They have five children. The family of the women said her children were kept away from her because she is an Indian and her in laws harass her saying that all Indians are Hindus. The woman has visited India once in 2012 in the past 21 years, reported IANS.