A 16-year-old Hindu girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar was gang-raped by four Muslim youths for 10 days after keeping her in captivity. The accused forced her to eat meat and even exerted pressure on her to change her religion to Islam.
“The girl has filed an FIR against four youths — Akram, Aslam, Ayyub and Salim — for gang-raping for about 10 days,” said Mohammad Rizwan, circle officer in Bhopa.
Police said the girl told them that she started for Muzaffarnagar to meet her maternal uncle, who stays in Kukra village in New Mandi area on September 6. She said she was waiting for a bus at the village bus stand, when the four youths, who were also going to Muzaffarnagar in their car, offered her a lift. She readily accepted as the youths were known to her.
As soon as she entered the car, the youths allegedly pointed a gun at her and covered her eyes with a black strip. She said in her police complaint that the four youths took her to different places where they raped her. During her confinement, she said the youths also made her consume meat and even exerted pressure on her to change her religion.
On September 16, the youths set her free near the Ganga canal bridge on the village outskirts, and threatened her with dire consequences if she informed police, the official said.
However, the girl shared her ordeal with her parents who informed police. On the basis of the FIR, a case has been registered against the four accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act. Raids are being conducted to nab them, the circle officer said.
Meanwhile, activists of some Hindu organisations like Bajrang Dal, Hindu Yuva Vahini, Shiv Sena and local BJP leaders went to the Bhopa police station and demanded the immediate arrest of the accused.
While Lutyens’ media has projected a narrative of Muslims being under siege since Modi came to power, instances of Hindu girls being sexually assaulted is the new normal in Western UP. Just 2 weeks back, we had reported a similar case where a 15-year-old was kidnapped from Shamli and gang-raped for 4 days in Panipat, Haryana.
Last year, over a two-week period we tracked 7 rapes, including the gangrape & subsequent death of 40-year-old ASHA health worker Somavati – accused in 6 cases were Muslims.
It is this systematic assault on Hindus through rapes, molestation and sexual harassment of women that contributed in large part to their exodus from Kairana, Shamli.
And this tweet series shows how such crimes led to the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 –
Yet, the entire narrative in English media and among our left-liberal intelligentsia since Modi came to power is about “Hindu fascism”, “gau rakshak terror”, “suppression of free speech” etc. Even now, this cabal is obsessed with ensuring illegal Rohingya refugees are not deported from Bharat.
The fact is that our entire law & order machinery – from police to judiciary – has totally failed in providing security to Hindu women. After the initial furore and demand for arrests etc, all these cases die out after getting entangled in the judicial web. In the rare case when someone is convicted, the punishment is jail for a mere 5-10 years, that too with the chance of an early release. If the perpetrator is awarded death penalty, he can rest assured that a battery of top lawyers in Delhi will file appeals and NGO+media lobby will breast-beat to get him off. Our melords will entertain petitions from all & sundry when ‘minority rights’ are in question such as Najeeb Ahmed disappearance, Shafin Jehan love jihad case…but you won’t hear them taking suo-motu cognizance of the rape epidemic in West UP.
In years past, any such crime would have elicited an angry reaction from the entire Hindu samaj of the given area – now, we are reduced to just protests at the police station. And that alone tells a tale about the condition of Hindu society in West UP and other such pockets across the country.
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