28 years ago, Vinod Khare had fallen in love with a Muslim woman, Shah Bano and had married her as per Hindu rituals. She became Bina Khare post marriage. But the families of both boycotted them. They had 3 children – Ekta, Aman and Suraj. This entire family has now converted to Islam as Shah Bano’s family is willing to accept them if they change their religion.
Quoting from this news report :
We’ve been tortured both mentally and physically. I, my wife and children have faced unimaginable insult and torture from our own relatives and community. No one is ready to support my family and even marry my children, particularly my daughter who is of marriageable age now. My wife’s family had also cut all ties with her due to her marriage with me. But her kin finally agreed to support us and take care of the future of our children, if we adopted their religion,” Vinod Prakash Khare told journalists in Chhatarpur.
His graduate daughter Ekta broke into tears while narrating the pain and agony that they have faced for years. “We were never invited for any auspicious occasion or even deaths in my father’s family or among close relatives. Even when my grandfather died, my father was not allowed to carry his mortal remains.
When he placed money and flowers on his father’s mortal remains, it was thrown in a drain by his family,” said Ekta.
Similar things are reported in this Hindi news :
खरे से गुलाम मोहम्मद बने इस व्यक्ति ने कहा, आज जब मेरे बच्चे बड़े हो रहे हैं तो हमें उनका घर भी बसाना है. हिन्दू समाज तो साथ दे नहीं रहा है. ऐसे समय इस्लाम समाज का साथ मिला तो हमने सपरिवार इस धर्म को स्वीकार कर लिया है.
उन्होंने एक शपथ पत्र देकर इसकी पुष्टि की है कि मुफ्ती साहब ने हमें कलमा पढ़ाकर इस्लाम धर्म में शामिल किया है.
धर्म परिवर्तन के बाद इनके नाम विनोद प्रकाश खरे की जगह गुलाम मुहम्मद, वीणा खरे की जगह शाहबानो, एकता खरे की जगह फातिमा, अमन खरे की जगह अमान मुहम्मद तथा सूरज खरे की जगह मोहम्मद आफताब हो गया. जिन्हें आज से इन्हीं नामों से जाना जायेगा.
It is unfortunate that Hindu community (the particular family) has not been able to accept a Muslim woman who willingly took on Hindu name and lifestyle to live with the man she loved. With rampant love jihad, sexual grooming of young girls by Islamic extremists, it is high time that Hindu society accepts people from other religions who are willingly entering the Hindu fold.
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