In Ahmednagar’s Rahuri, a case of grooming and love jihad got here to gentle. In this case, minor Hindu ladies had been lured, trapped and groomed to conversion by a tuition instructor Heena Sheikh and a number of Muslim boys. The Chairperson of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) visited the city and accused police of protecting the accused linked with the case.
As per the report revealed by Organiser on August 6, as many as three minor Hindu ladies filed completely different complaints at the Rahuri police station in July 2023 in opposition to Heena Sheikh, Avej Sheikh and 6 others. The victims alleged that Avej trapped them individually in a love affair and compelled them to run away with him. He requested them for cash and in addition threatened them to be in a relationship. He touched the ladies inappropriately and obtained their pictures which he used to blackmail the ladies to be in a bodily relationship.
Following their grievance the accused have been booked underneath sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offense (POCSO) Act, with different related costs. Even after having critical costs in opposition to the accused, the police was busy registering case in opposition to Hindu activists who protested in opposition to the administration with the sufferer’s household for the police inaction.
The NCPCRs go to
On August 6, the Chairperson of the NCPCR, Priyank Kanoongo visited Rahuri with members of the State Child Commission. After assembly the victims and anxious authorities, Kanoongo made critical allegations in opposition to the administration. He referred to as the Rahuri grooming and love jihad case, ‘A serious case of Human Trafficking’.
Kanoongo informed the media, “Our primary investigation reveals that there are many loopholes in the police investigation. The investigating officers, even the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Ahmednagar police don’t know who the special juvenile police officer is. Police have not investigated the phones of the accused, they have not traced any information from the Instagram app that was used to trap the girls by the accused. The police have not even attained information about Heena Pathan who lured the girls as if she was operating some kind of racket,” he added.
NCPCR additionally noticed that teaching centre proprietor girl fed the ladies with suspicious medicine, facilitated bodily relations with boys n inspired SM liaison in lots of cities; regardless of that SP @NagarPolice did not receive Instagram information, victims badly coerced to assist accused + pic.twitter.com/NxzBNteYqZ
— Legal Rights Observatory- LRO (@LegalLro) August 6, 2023
Citing the rising quantity of circumstances of love jihad in Maharashtra, the NCPCR chief reiterated the want for an Anti-conversion legislation in the state. He additionally added that that is an organised crime the place the instructor knew the accused males beforehand and was serving to them in trapping harmless ladies.
“The state needs to implement an anti-conversion law. Such incidents happen in the absence of stringent laws. The Police are focusing on the cross-case. The complaints of the girls were not heard initially. FIRs were filed 7-8 hours late. Why were the police waiting? Why were the girls not heard?”, Kanoongo said.
The Grooming and love jihad case
On July 27, consecutive circumstances of compelled spiritual conversions on the pre-text of marriages by Islamists and grooming by co-religionists got here to gentle from the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. The First case in the checklist had a traditional ‘Love Jihad’ FIR the place a sufferer woman alleged that the accused lured her right into a pretend love entice and later compelled her to transform. But different circumstances confirmed that a number of individuals have been concerned in the grooming, together with tuition lecturers and others. It has been alleged that the instructor used her teaching as a spot for grooming and offering Muslim boys a spot to entice Hindu ladies.
Organiser accessed as many as three FIRs and in all of them, the sufferer ladies accused that their instructor Heena allowed Muslim boys to come back to their teaching and requested them to be pals with them. Later, they received linked by way of social media and trapped them in a pretend love net. The victims claimed that they had been requested to put on burqa and comply with Islamic rituals, the finish objective was to get the minors transformed to Islam.
As per the First Information Report (quantity–822/2023) registered at the Rahuri police station of the Ahmednagar district on July 28, the accused individuals have been recognized as Avej Nisar Sheikh, Kaif Sheikh, Sohail Sheikh, Heena Sheikh (tuition instructor), Alisha Sheikh, Salim Pathan, Altaf Sheikh, and Shakir Sayyed.
They had been all booked underneath IPC sections 354 (assault), 354D (sextortion), 109 (providing bribe), 34 (act executed by a number of individuals with frequent intention), with different sections eight and 12 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offense (POCSO) Act.
Two different FIRs registered in opposition to him are FIR (number-823/2023, on July 29 at Rahuri police station) and the different FIR (number-818/2023 at Rahuri police station on July 27).
Muslim facet registered counter FIR
One of the accused Salim Pathan registered a counter FIR on Hindu activists claiming that they barged into the Mosque and created a ruckus. He didn’t cease right here as he added, the Hindus effectively geared up with rods and sticks broken the Mosque construction. Alleging this, Pathan filed an FIR in opposition to as many as 25 Hindus.
A First Information Report (quantity–817/2023) was registered on this case in opposition to 25 Hindus underneath sections 295 (damaging place of worship), 295A (outraging spiritual emotions), 143 (illegal meeting), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with a lethal weapon), 149 (illegal meeting damaging an object), 427 (mischief inflicting harm), 504 (deliberately insulting), 506 (legal intimidation) of the IPC and different sections of the Bombay Police Act.
Hindus granted bail in lack of proof
As per a floor report by OpIndia, out of 25 detained Hindus, 13 had been granted bail. The report stated they alleged that they’ve been ill-treated in police custody. One of the launched Hindu activists stated they’ve been deliberately focused for serving to Hindu victims and highlighting circumstances of Love Jihad.
He stated, “We were not present at the time when the probable ruckus happened in the Masjid area. We are not denying that some ruckus might have happened around the Masjid that day but none of the arrested Hindu members were present at the spot when the incident happened”.
Villagers stopped sending daughters to highschool
Following the incident, the Umbre Gram Panchayat Karyalaya issued a discover stating that fearing the native Muslim males they may cease sending their daughters to highschool. A duplicate of the discover was made accessible on social media, it learn, “We won’t send our girls to school from now onwards. All the parents in the village have decided that no girl will go to school unless the administration assures the security of our children. We all are terrified by the incident and are concerned about the safety and security of our girls. Our girls will do domestic chores instead and survive for their life if this is what they have to face at the places of education,” the letter learn.
“The Police should take back the false cases lodged against Hindus who came forward to help the victim girls and their families. The Hindus were also brutally beaten by the police and the parents of the victim girls were also harassed,” the letter indicated demanding strict motion in opposition to the police officer who booked Hindus and assaulted them based mostly on the alleged false accusations imposed by the accused Muslims.
Readers can undergo the report revealed earlier to get the FIR and different particulars right here.