On October 5, a bizarre case was reported from Moradabad district, UP. A Muslim girl’s family invited her boyfriend to their home, ostensibly to talk about the couple’s nikah. But in reality, the family was opposed to the relation and their aim was to murder the boy. When the young man reached their house in Jayantipur, the girl’s family members suddenly attacked him with a knife.
When the girl protested against the attack, her maternal uncles Wasim, Imran and others beat her up too and locked her in the room. Badly injured in the knife attack, the young man somehow escaped and reached the Moradabad SSP’s office in a blood-soaked condition.
The injured youth Sahil said that he was in a relationship with the girl from Jayantipur for one and a half years and both want to get married. He also stated that after the death of the girl’s father, her mother remarried two months back. Her step-father had bad intentions towards the girl, and was thus opposed to her relation with Sahil.
Sahil told that on the insistence of the girl, her family called him to their house in Jayantipur area on the pretext of discussing their marriage. However, upon reaching there, the girl’s family attacked him brutally.
This is not the first time that a girl has faced sexual exploitation from a Muslim father/step-father. In a shocking case from Erode, TN that went virtually unnoticed, a Hindu girl was repeatedly raped by her Muslim step-father once she hit puberty at age 12, and she was even forced to sell embryos. In Chennai, a girl adopted by a Muslim family when she was a baby was raped repeatedly by her foster father and his 3 sons for 2 years once she hit puberty at age 15.
An inter-faith couple (Hindu woman – Muslim man) in Lucknow, UP who decided to adopt Hindu Dharma after facing years of harassment from the husband’s family, revealed the horrors the wife (who had converted from Hinduism to Islam for the marriage) faced. The husband’s family used to say that if a Muslim man marries a Hindu female or has any kind of sexual ‘relationship’ with her, he will receive the sawab (spiritual benefit) equivalent to performing Haj (Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca). Her Muslim father-in-law and brother-in-law tried to rape her to derive this sawab; and they even threatened to rape the couple’s 12-year-old daughter.
In Norway, a Muslim father raped his daughter as ‘punishment’ because she had become ‘too Westernised’.