Thiruvananthapuram, October 30: A Kerala woman – Bindu Sampath – has approached the National Investigation Agency (NIA) seeking a probe into her daughter’s conversion to Islam. Sampath alleged that her daughter fell victim to a conspiracy of ‘love jihad’ and converted to Islam. Sampath said her daughter was indoctrinated with radical Islam, forcefully married and impregnated and was later moved to Afghanistan to be part of banned organisation ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’.
Sampath, through her counsel, Aishwarya Bhati, filed her plea before Supreme Court bench seeking a probe by NIA.
“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,” The Times of India quoted Bhati as saying.
“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,” the lawyer added.
It is not the first case where the parents in Kerala have alleged have claimed that their daughter has fallen in the ‘love jihad’ trap.
The Supreme Court is already hearing a case filed by the parents of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Vaikom native, who had converted to Islam after marriage. However, Hadiya said she has willfully converted and married Shafin Jahan.