“Is love jihad really happening in India, or is it a hoax?” This question was raised on the social media platform Quora. A Quora user has given a detailed answer to this question quoting many media reports and news-bytes, which we reproduce in an edited form with some additional incidents below:
Love Jihad is not a myth.
- Mohammad Shafi from Kerala raped 30 Hindu girls. He had opened fake profile on matrimonial websites posing as a Hindu NRI doctor. He would meet those girls in best hotels, the girls thought he came from abroad to meet them. He watched some old Malayalam movies and made a cruel plan. He used to give them drugged food. When the girls lost consciousness he had sex with them and recorded it, then would blackmail them for money. He exploited 30 girls. He confessed that he considered raping Muslim girls as a sin. He didn’t consider rape of Hindu women as a sin.
- National level shooter Tara Shahdeo from Ranchi married a Hindu man who was actually Muslim. She was tortured for days when she refused to convert. (This case was widely covered by Bharatiya media)
- Nashik triple murder– Sangita Deore, her daughter Priti and granddaughter Sidhi were burned alive by her Muslim lover, Jalaluddin Khan
- Jyotsna was murdered by her lover Afzal Kalam in Ahmedabad.
- Payal Patel from Ahmedabad was murdered by stalker Majid Khan Pathan.
- 1992 Ajmer rape case – Forgotten case of Bharat’s Rotherham scandal, where over 100 Hindu girls from all castes were blackmailed, gang raped by Khadims (family servers) of Ajmer Dargah. The town was placed under curfew for few days to avoid communal tension.
- Riya Gautam – Riya, an aspiring air hostess, was stabbed eight times by stalker Adil Khan near her home. She succumbed to her injuries.
- Manasi Patra – A deaf and dumb poor Dalit girl from West Bengal is also not safe. There was no coverage in any media. exists. She was raped and murdered by her Muslim stalkers. I thought it was a fake news as not a single Bengali newspaper gave coverage.
- A Hindu girl’s nude pics recorded on camera by a Muslim man. She was blackmailed and forced into sex, later the boy tried to convert her.
- Puja Hadapad from Bidar, Karnataka, a Hindu backward caste girl Puja was raped and murdered by Shamsuddin. He used to stalk her. She rejected his advances.
- Shruti Menon was murdered by her boyfriend Azeem and her mother was also stabbed. Source-The Hindu newspaper.
- S Dhanya didn’t like Zaheer. She wanted to marry someone else, but was murdered with a sickle by Zaheer.
- Ghulam Rabbani. Police was abducted by the accused,
- who were murdered by auto-driver Tahir. She found out that he was already married. in her home.
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- of acid attack
- Mansi Dixit– A young model in Mumbai met a man Muzammil Sayyed online. He brutally murdered her.
- M Nagakethana from Hyderabad was stabbed by Md Tanish when
- Mohammad Imtiaz. in Howrah was burned by stalker
- by her
- was raped and murdered by .
- Rita Ahuja (name changed) was strangled to death by her Muslim boyfriend who then took her body at her home and confessed in front of her parents. She and the accused, Shahbad Khan, worked together at a healthcare company.
- . Adnan wanted to was going to have a second wife.
- Woman named Kantha and Siraj Pasha had an affair in C Karnataka.
- Hindu, went against her family to marry Sajid. After marriage, the woman changed her name to Juhi. The woman who was a
- gangraped her with his friends.
- Gujarat, Ankelshwar town.
- The man was previously married.
- Muslim gangster with lived as a tenant with a Brahmin family in Agra, with a fake name Ramu. He wooed a teen girl from the family and ran away with her.
- and became friends with a Dalit Hindu girl.
- These type of cases get coverage if they are from cities, but not in very small towns and villages. National media don’t always report.
- Her in-laws changed her name and forced her to eat beef, besides assaulting her when she refused to pay a dowry of Rs 5 lakh.
- Former Bengal cricketer Eklakh Ahmed’s wife committed suicide in suspicious circumstances. She was a Hindu; converted to Islam after marriage.
- Model Archana Pandey committed suicide and blamed her boyfriend Omar Pathan.
The following cases don’t strictly fall under the category of ‘Love Jihad’ or sexual grooming by Muslim men using deception and/or coercion, but nevertheless show the dangerous fallout of such relationships-
- by a Muslim man, who loved his daughter. His daughter was also involved.
Every week many cases come out, I can’t keep track of all of them, or spend time investigating whether any of them were ‘fake cases’. When a crime takes place in big cities, it gets some media coverage. But crimes in small villages gets coverage in local media only. I can’t read all Bharatiya languages. So the exact number of cases are far more.
Hindutva groups sometimes harass every Muslim man-Hindu woman couple, irrespective of whether the relationship is between two consenting adults or not. But it is also hard to ignore the fact that while a relation might really be mutually consenting at the outset, it can turn ugly later on when the girl discovers the man’s true identity or has second thoughts and wants to end the relation.
All Muslim men are not bad. Some Muslim men are wrongly accused of Love Jihad, which gives an excuse to liberals to say ‘Love Jihad is a myth’.
The answer to “What is Love Jihad?” is ambiguous. There are various crimes where Hindu girls become victims and the accused is her Muslim boyfriend or Muslim husband. Some Muslim boys and men use fake Hindu name to start relations with Hindu girls. Some Hindus girls are murdered by their stalker who happened to be Muslim.
But I haven’t seen many cases where Muslim girls were killed by their Hindu boyfriend or Hindu husband or Hindu stalker.
There is obviously an anti-Hindu mindset among some Muslims which we are trying to ignore for the sake of peace, as Hindus by & large try to avoid confrontation or violence. There are some Muslim men who deliberately target Hindu girls and become violent when rejected.
HinduPost Staff Note:
We at HinduPost have also covered around 100 Love Jihad and 70 Rape Jihad cases over the last few years, which represent just the tip of the iceberg as far as this problem goes. To still remain in denial about this evil is wilful ignorance or utter cowardice.
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