Aggrieved Kerala mother moves SC for extensive probe in love jihad case
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 09-Oct-2017


 

New Delhi, Oct 9: Notwithstanding the claim made by the Left Front government in Kerala, the spectre of love jihad and terrorism continue to surface again and again. After the case of 24 year old Hadiya, this time it is again a mother of a girl who was lured to get converted to Islam, get married to a Muslim and serve the Islamic State terrorists in far off land.

This hapless lady approached the Supreme Court requesting for an “extensive investigation” into the phenomenon called “love jihad” in this “Gods’ own country”.

According to ‘The Hindu’ the lady Bindu Sampath has approached the apex court to conduct an ‘extensive investigation’ into such cases where ‘vulnerable girls from other religious communities’ are targeted, lured and converted and transformed into ‘radicalized jihadis’.

Sampath said the case of Hadiya, which concerns that of a 24-year-old girl who converted and subsequently married a Muslim, is that of indoctrination and transforming vulnerable girls from other religious communities into “radicalised jihadis.”

Sampath’s daughter, Nimisha was lured into Islam to become Fatima, who later was taken to Afghanistan when she was seven month pregnant to join the jihad of Islamic State. Now she wanted to be impleaded in the Hadiya case.

Her mother said the case of Hadiya, which concerns that of a 24-year-old girl who converted and subsequently married a Muslim, is that of indoctrination and transforming vulnerable girls from other religious communities into “radicalised jihadis.”

“The situation in Kerala seems to be grim — the most number of people joining IS from India are so far from Kerala,” she alleged.

The Kerala Government run by the Left Front has filed an affidavit negating any need for investigation into the case involving any central agency like the NIA.

Her lawyer Aishwairya Bhati had submitted befor the bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that she wanted to be impleaded into the case. The court had allowed Bhati to file the application.

The application alleged that there were a number of reports coming from across India mentioning a similar tactic being used – the Jihad Romeos are given cell phones, bikes and fashionable clothes to accomplish their sinister mission. They are given the time limit of two weeks to find a non-Muslim girl and six months to convert her to Islam. “If the girl showed scant interest within the stipulated two weeks, the Jihadi Romeos are told to leave her and find another”, the application alleged.

The application further said that for every conversion the men were rewarded with anything between Rs 5 to 7 lakh with the money coming from a variety of organisations, some of them foreign based, for love jihad. “If a recruiter marries her he is encouraged to have four children with her”, the application mentioned.

Making a strong request for extensive investigation into such cases, the application said that it was now imperative to engage national security agencies like NIA and IB at the earliest in investigating these incidents, identifying the culprits, drawing out trends and addressing the issue quickly to prevent any serious damage.

“Truly, no one wants another Mumbai-like terror attack,” the application said.

Rejecting the argument that cases like that of her daughter or Hadiya were “isolated, independent and individual instances of crime, Bindu Sampath said that on the contrary they are rather a “motivated scheme of operation”.

She described herself as a “hapless mother… who has not been able to get any relief or respite in her crusade to secure the well-being of her daughter.”

Noting that her son is an Army officer, she said she needed help to rescue her daughter, her Muslim husband and her granddaughter from harm’s way or they may lose their lives in the U.S. bombings.