The NIA, meanwhile, submitted a sealed cover report to the SC on the pattern emerging from conversion of several young Hindu girls to Islam and how several persons had played a common role in convincing these girls to change their faith. The SC had asked the NIA to probe the ‘love jihad’ angle after the case relating to Marriage of another girl, Hadiya, to Shafin Jahan was challenged by her father.
The Kerala HC had annulled the marriage and entrusted Hadiya’s custody to her parents. A bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra, scheduled to hear the Hadiya-Shafin case on Monday, had questioned the HC’s jurisdiction to annul a marriage as Shafin had challenged the decision .
In the fresh petition, Bindu Sampath made a passionate plea through advocate Aishwarya Bhati claiming that her daughter had fallen victim to “the pernicious phenomenon of love jihad which has wreaked havoc in the lives of many young hapless girls and their families”.
“The petitioner is from a simple god-fearing and patriotic family. She has two children and her son is a serving officer in the Indian Army. Her daughter was studying in a dental college when she fell victim to sinister radical Islamic designs,” Bhati said. Sampath’s petition is not listed for hearing on Monday before the bench headed by the CJI.
The mother’s narration, if true, depicts a pitiable tale. “Nimisha, petitioner’s daughter, was lured into a relationship, abused, impregnated, forced to abort, converted to Islam and finally abandoned by one Sajjad Rehman, all this when she was studying in college. In her (daughter’s) vulnerable state, she was coerced into marriage by one Isa alias Baxen, who had himself converted to Islam from Christianity,” Sampath said.
“Despite the petitioner’s understanding attitude towards her daughter’s interfaith marriage, based on feigned love and her so called ‘free will’, Nimisha was coerced into leaving the country and joining jihad on a false pretext. She is now believed to be in an IS camp in Khorasan province of Afghanistan,” the mother said .
“It is not a case of isolated instance of entrapment and exploitation but one involving a motivated scheme of operation as a much larger scale. Terrorist organisations like the IS are operating a well-orchestrated and well-oiled scheme to fulfil their devious designs on the country,” Sampath said.
“Young, impressionable and vulnerable girls and boys professing Hinduism, Sikhism and Christianity are identified for conversion to Islam with the eventual motive to recruit them for practising or propagating jihad. Targeted young girls are coerced into sham marriages and abused physically, mentally and psychologically. Societal hostility towards inter-faith marriages further isolate these troubled girls, leaving them with no option but to do what they are told by the Islamic radicals. The girls are then indoctrinated to take part in jihad,” the petitioner said and sought a thorough probe by the NIA into the prevailing situation in the country, especially Kerala.
Source : timesofindia