They meet on social media platforms, become friends and soon get into a relationship. This sounds like a usual love story but such social media platforms also encourage the ugly cases of Love Jihad traps. Here are such two cases reported from Jaipur and Delhi in the past week.
A 24-year old woman has accused her husband of physical abuse and forced conversion to Islam. This case of Love Jihad has been reported from Jaipur, Rajasthan. The women has registered a complaint in Malviya Nagar Police Station against her husband and his brother, of gang rape and forced conversion into Islam
As reported in Hindi daily Amar Ujala, the woman befriended the man with the name ‘Ishant’ on Facebook in 2016. Soon they got into relationship. As per the woman, when she became aware of actual religion and identity of the man, she tried to break the relationship but he threatened to defame her by posting her private pictures on Facebook.
Whenever she tried to break the relationship with him, he threatened to kill her as well as her mother. Later she gave birth to a baby. Soon after the birth of the baby, the man forced the woman’s sister to convert to Islam and get married to his younger brother. Earlier she was hesitant but only when the matter came on her sister, the woman gathered courage to take a stand against her husband. She even accused her husband to force her to get into physical relationship with his friend.
The woman has put allegations on the police for not registering any case initially and telling her that such cases are dealt in courts. Only when she approached the lower court, the police registered her complaint on court’s order.
Another case of Love Jihad has been reported from New Delhi‘s Chhatarpur Extension area. The woman met a man named Adil Hassan Khan through a social media app called Vigo. Adil has been accused of raping the girl many times on false promise of marrying her and duped her with Rs 14 lakhs.
As per the report in the Hindi news portal Eenadu India, the two became friends on Vigo and during the chats Adil told the girl that he is into family business of Pashmina Shawls. He visited Delhi many times to meet the girl and also proposed her for marriage. Adil told the victim that since he belongs to a Muslim family, his family won’t approve their marriage. He suggested that they should establish their own business for which he asked for monetary help from the victim. He also forced her to convert into Islam. Frequent monetary demands from him made the victim doubt Adil’s motives.
His trap was busted when the girl checked Adil’s phone one day. He was into relationship with many other girls as well. She got the contact numbers of all the girls. When she confronted Adil, he started blackmailing her that he will upload her porn video on social media and also send it to her family. Soon he demanded more money from the girl.
Meanwhile the victim to spoke the girls whose numbers she got from Adil’s phone. It was discovered that he had been cheating with many girls. Many of them were from the big cities of the country. The accused has also gone abroad with many girls. On talking with several of them, she came to know that the accused works in Jammu and Kashmir Police.
The victim has lodged a complaint in Vasant Kunj (North) Police Station and alleged that the police is not trying hard to take any strict action so far even after one month has elapsed after filing the complaint. The victim told that if the police does not take any action, she will approach the women’s commission.
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