Kerala: NIA Probing 90 Alleged 'Love Jihad' Cases

A view of Supreme court in New Delhi

A view of Supreme court in New Delhi

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has questioned the state government's opposition to a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Hadiya case.

'Kerala police has now sent the details of 92 cases, but in the initial phase the agency was concentrating only on 32 cases, which involved Hindu women, ' said an NIA officer. The NIA is examining the 90 cases of inter-religion marriage received from Kerala to see if Hindu women were lured for conversion and joining terror outfits.

While what sort of lure was offered is not known, the families of women feel there is a plot to convert them. She said she was influenced by the video of controversial preacher Zakir Naik.

Athira, who returned to Hinduism, submitted before the HC that she was a victim of love jihad and was taken to Sathya Sarani, an institution for converting persons to Islam and recruiting them to IS. The agency said in the Nambiar case, it was alleged that Sainaba, president of women's wing of Popular Front of India, hatched a conspiracy along with 11 people to trap Nambiar.

The second Athira from Palakad eloped with a Muslim man and converted to marry him. The NIA had told the SC earlier that these inter-faith marriages were part of a design by global terror organisation Islamic State (IS) to recruit vulnerable Hindu women within its ranks and then radicalise them to spread terror.

"Both the women are named Athira".

Her father moved the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted.

However, the Kerala government told the Supreme Court that there was no need for the NIA to probe alleged "love jihad" case of Hadiya.

Christian Help Line of Kochi, submitted that more than 1,500 Christian girls were converted to Islam through "love jihad" till date.

"Is it fair or right for the Kerala government to move the Supreme Court to say that you don't allow the NIA, we are doing our job?"

"Yogi Adityanath spoke of "love jihad" in Kerala... this court should know the ground ground realities", Dave had said, adding that Shah had also visited Kerala.

The counter-terror agency says it has recorded statement of three women who say they were lured to convert to Islam.

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