For female victims of Love Jihad, as if sufferance of coerced conversion and separation from cultural roots and family are not enough, many of them also have to suffer physical abuse and violence, sexual abuse and prostitution, and participation in Jihadi terrorism to the extent that many of them commit suicide.
Conversion to Islam is a must for the non-Muslim partner in marriage with a Muslim
It has been mentioned in two previous articles, Conversion to Islam: The One way Street in Marriage between a Muslim and non-Muslim and Famous Bollywood Stars to Renowned Politicians: The Victims of Islamic Love Trap and Conversion to Islam, it has been pointed out that in marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims, conversion of the non-Muslim partner to Islam is a must, failing of which may lead to tragic consequences, from beheading to burning alive even in Hindu India.
A few famed incidents of conversion to Islam for marrying a Muslim lover are given below:
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit’s daughter, a Brahmin, married a Muslim after converting to Islam; L K Advani’s niece converted to Islam and married a Muslim with Advani’s blessings; Aditi Govitrikar (aka Sarah), born a Hindu, married a Muslim after converting her to Islam; Janata Dal president Subramanian Swamy’s daughter Suhasini, converted to Islam to marry a Muslim; Amrita Singh converted to Islam to marry Saif Ali Khan, son of Mansur Ali Khan; and Sharmila Tagore, who convert to Islam and married Mansur Ali Khan, adopting the name Ayesha Begum. Saif divorced Amrita Singh after having two children with her and is now engaged in a romantic affair with another Hindu girl, Kareena Kapoor. The Bollywood actress Rina Roy converted to Islam and married Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan. Ratna Pathak, a Hindu girl, married Bollywood actor Nasiruddin Shah, after converting her to Islam. Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Amir Khan also seduced Hindu girls and married them after conversion.
Actor Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan married a Hindu woman after converting her. Since Hindu Marriage Act does not allow polygamy, Bollywood stars Dharmendra and Hema Malini had to convert to Islam to marry, as Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur.
Famous singer Kishor Kumar had to convert to Islam to marry Bollywood star Madhubala. Pankaj Kapoor, famous movie maker and actors, converted to Islam and married Neelima Azeem; their son is Shahid Kapoor. The most famous Bollywood Choreographer Saroj Khan, a Sindhi Hindu, converted to Islam and married a Muslim. Jemima Goldsmith had to convert to Islam for marrying Pakistani cricket player Imran Khan.
In interfaith marriage with a Muslim, whenever conversion occurs, it is always the non-Muslim partner, who has to convert to Islam. In extremely rare cases, the Muslim partner converts, and it is because he/she doesn’t believe in Islam anymore.
A poster in Kerala for campaign
against Love Jihad
Since Hindus are not so bigoted about their religion, they are the soft target for conversion. Muslims at all levels of the society trap them in love, and when love grows deep and the question of marriage come, they are asked to embrace Islam. The Muslim partner will threaten her/him, saying that if he/she disagrees to embrace Islam, marriage won’t happen. When the Hindu partner is a girl and belongs to general level of the society, it becomes very difficult for her to find a marriage partner from within the Hindu society. As a result, giving more value to love and personal happiness than to religion, she reluctantly agrees to conversion. In this way, conversion to Islam is coerced with the trap of love.
The tragedy a converted girl faces after marriage
When her new Muslim husband, after conversion and marriage, takes her to his house, it is not unlikely for her to discover that her husband already has two or three wives at his home. More importantly, his newly married wife never gets the status of a wife. She receives treatment no better than a war-spoil or mal-e-ganimat. If she intends to stay in her Muslim husband’s house, she has to stay there as a maid-servant and a sex-slave. Her Muslim husband threatens her that, due to her conversion, her parents would not receive her as their daughter and she has no other alternative but to stay at his house for the rest of her life as a sex-slave cum maid-servant.
Sexual Abuse and Prostitution
Many helpless Love Jihad victims are
sold into prostitution
She often suffers many other atrocities typical of the Muslim household. She may have to suffer rape by her father-in-law, brothers-in-law and many others near male relatives without any protest. In some cases, the husbands of these converted Hindu girls make pornographic videos of her, which are marketed for making money. A Muslim from Ichalkaranji, Maharastra, ensnared a married Hindu woman in the love-dragnet. Later on, he recorded her nude video on his mobile phone and marketed the video at a high price.
After satiation of their lust, many of these converted girls are sold to brothels. Many are taken to the affluent Gulf countries and sold prostitution as prostitutes at high price. A couple of years ago, Kerala police raided the red-light area in Kozhikode and arrested some girls. Later on, it was found that most of those girls were converted from Hinduism or Christianity by the Love Jihad racket and sold to the brothels. In many cases, these girls are transported to the Arab countries on the promise of lucrative jobs and are ultimately sold to the rich Arabs as sex-slaves.
Some girls from Kerala were also sold in Bangladesh, where they are kept as sex-slaves under the garb of house maids. Many others are sold to brothels.
Many converted girls commit suicide
Many converted girls commit suicide out of frustration and unbearable humiliation. Three college girls Anita, Veni and Julia – victims of love jihad from Ambalappuza – reported to have committed suicide following harassment, torture and physical abuse by their Muslim husbands.
Pratibha Prabhakaran, a Hindu girl, eloped with Firoze, a Muslim love jihadist, in February 2005. When her parents lodged an FIR with the local police station, both of them were presented in the court. Firoze told the court that he really loves Pratibha and will not force Pratibha to convert. However, he did not allow Pratibha to contact her family members thereafter. About a year after her marriage, Firoze and his family members began to pressurize her to embrace Islam. She was taken to an Islamic conversion centre at Punnai, but she vehemently refused to convert. Thereafter, a moulivi was called to their house and she was forcibly converted to Islam. Then she was pressurized to wear burqa and offer namaz. Frustrated by the entire episode, she finally committed suicide.
While commenting on Love-Jihad and forced conversion of Hindu victims, Dr Shrirang Godbole, a Pune based diabetologist, said, “The problem of Love-Jihad is not limited to the subject of conversions. The fundamental rights of women are being trampled upon because of it. The life of a woman that begins with as an innocent lover, ends up in battered and abandoned woman.”
Recruitment to Jihad
Of highest concern is the fact that many of the victims of Love-Jihad are forced to take part in jihadi activities. According to a CBI report, many victims of Love-Jihad are used for jihadi activities. About 4000 girls, who were converted to Islam through Love-Jihad, are being trained by terrorist organizations in Pakistan for Jihadi activities.
Tragic tales of two victims of Love-Jihad
While telling her unfortunate story, Manju, a Hindu girl says that a Muslim ensnared her in the love-dragnet and asked her to embrace Islam. After her conversion, he left her. “He first met me at a bus stop and thereafter, he started to follow me each day. Later, he somehow managed to get my mobile number and started contacting me everyday. I thought he really loved me. However, it was a mistake. Now I cannot show my face to my family. Sometimes I feel like committing suicide.”
A highly educated Hindu girl, a victim of Love-Jihad, tells her tragic story as follows: “After getting my post graduate degree in psychology, I was working in a private company. A young Muslim working there was trying to pull me into love-dragnet. I was also against marrying a man from another religion because of the teachings of my parents. One day he called me to his house. While leaving his house, I forgot my handkerchief. After some days, an astrologer, who had come to my house, said that the Muslim boy has done black-magic on that handkerchief. Once after he returned to Mumbai from New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, he presented me with a gold necklace and pendant. Unfortunately, I accepted these. He proposed to me. I promptly returned his gold ornaments and refused to marry him.
One day, he coaxed me to sit in a taxi and took me to a certain place. There he slashed his wrist with a razor and again proposed to me. Upon seeing blood, I was frightened and started crying. He explained to me that I cried because I loved him. Thereafter, by using sentimental words for a month, he continued to appeal to me to marry him. One day, he abducted me and forced me to marry him. When my mother learnt of this, she was so shocked that she had a brain haemorrhage and died. I was very upset, but he was not affected at all.
Meanwhile, after marriage, I was subjected to a series of atrocities. Soon I gave birth to a child. He subjected me and the child to horrific torture that cannot be described by words. Relentless verbal abuse became a routine matter. I wanted to die, but could not even do that. He did not allow me to visit my parent’s house on the annual shraddha ritual of my mother. Besides, he also compelled me to end my relationship with my sisters and other relatives.
Since his house was in a place that was a mini Pakistan, I could not vent my feelings to anyone about the torture I was being subjected to. I tolerated this torture for 8 years. May be the black-magic was having its effect. In the meantime, he had physical relationship with many other women. Therefore, I lodged a complaint against him in the police station. Infuriated by this, he drove me out of the house and married again the next month. Later, with the help the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, I re-entered Hindu Dharma. My only request to all Hindu sisters is – do not make the mistake I made.”[i]
For further reference, watch these videos:
[i] Love Jihad, by Ramesh Sinde and Mohan Gowda, a Hindu Janajagruti Samiti publication.
(To be continued)