Following the Hadiya case in Kerala, another parent has moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into her daughter's alleged conversion to Islam, as per a report by Dhananjay Mahapatra in the Times of India.
In a petition filed by the woman Bindu Sampath, through her advocate Aishwarya Bhati, she claims that her daughter Nimsha is a victim of “The pernicious phenomenon of love jihad which has wreaked havoc in the lives of many young hapless girls and their families.”
Nimisha is suspected to have joined the terror organisation Islamic State (ISIS) after her conversion to Islam. She had changed her name to Fathima post her conversion, reports TOI.
The court has asked the agency to investigate the claims of ‘love jihad’. This is similar to the claims in the Hadiya case, where her marriage to Shafin Jahan was challenged by her father.
Meanwhile, the NIA has submitted an investigative report to the apex court on the emerging trend of religious conversion among young Hindu girls to Islam, reports TOI.
Nimisha’s lawyer Aishwarya Bhati has said that the girl was a dental college student before she was convinced by a group of people to convert.
According to Bhati, “The petitioner is from a simple God-fearing and patriotic family. She has two children and her son is a serving officer in the Indian Army. Her daughter was studying in a dental college when she fell victim to sinister radical Islamic designs.”
The petition alleges that “Nimisha was lured into a relationship, abused, impregnated, forced to abort, converted to Islam and finally abandoned by one Sajjad Rehman, all this when she was studying in college. In her (daughter's) vulnerable state, she was coerced into marriage by one Isa alias Baxen, who had himself converted to Islam from Christianity.“
The Kerala High Court had annulled Hadiya and Shafin’s marriage in May and the Supreme Court has ordered an NIA probe into it. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is scheduled to hear the Hadiya-Shafin case on Monday, reports TOI.
The high court had annulled the marriage and entrusted Hadiya's custody with her parents.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, had questioned the HC's jurisdiction to annul the marriage as Shafin had challenged the decision.