An 18-year-old Hindu woman died on 23 May 2017, nearly three weeks after she eloped with a married Muslim man who had three kids, from Hussainganj, Lucknow. While the police said she died as a result of severe infection (septicaemia) caused due to excessive consumption of some medicines, her family has alleged foul play.
The victim, Archana, went missing from her house on the afternoon of May 1 when she left for the market. Her father Ishwari Lal kept searching for her for the next few days before finally lodging an FIR against one Javed with the Hussainganj police on May 12. The accused was charged under section 366 (kidnapping a girl for marriage) of the Indian Penal Code.
He was arrested after the woman’s death.
Sub-inspector (S-I) Vaibhav Kumar Singh, the investigation officer in the case, said the victim’s family and the police had been searching for her and Javed for the past ten days but with no results.
“Her family came to know about her death when an unknown caller informed her father that she had died during treatment at KGMU trauma centre. The woman’s father said he was told that his daughter was under treatment for the past one week. Earlier, she was admitted to the civil hospital on Park road and then referred to the trauma centre on Tuesday when her condition deteriorated,” he said.
The woman’s father has alleged that Javed made her consume some medicines that caused the infection and has demanded a detailed probe in the matter. The body was sent for post-mortem examination after the family’s allegation and the findings of the report suggest the victim died due to severe infection.
The complainant had earlier accused Javed, a resident of a slum alongside Kurkrail Naala in Purana Qila, of taking his daughter away after developing intimate relations with her. He said he was shocked when he reached Javed’s house searching for his daughter. “Javed is already married and has three kids. His wife said he has been missing since May 1, the day when my daughter disappeared,” said the victim’s father.
-By HT Media Ltd.
Such is the deluge of such cases, that even HinduPost – a news outlet with the mandate to report such cases, which MSM either censors or buries on inside pages – missed out on it, and we were referred to it thanks to hinduexistence.org.
But you dare not use the term ‘Love Jihad’ to describe this crime. Else liberals like Sanjukta Basu (TEDFellow, and writer for Firstpost, Huffington Post, The Wire etc.) will come down on you like a ton of bricks.
In a recent article for Siddarth Vardarajan’s The Wire, Basu slammed Kerala High Court for an order annulling the marriage of a Hindu college student with a Muslim man linked to the IS terror group. The girl’s father, an ex-serviceman, had filed a habeas corpus petition in court detailing how his daughter was brain-washed by her 2 Muslim room-mates in college and then kept in an Islamic conversion center ‘Sathya Sarani’ in Mallapuram. He feared his daughter would end up joining IS in Afghanistan or Syria, like other youth from Kerala who disappeared last year. He is not the first person to make this allegation against Sathya Sarani – the desperate mother of an engineering student is also fighting to retrieve her child from their clutches.
But brushing aside all evidence of an organized radicalization & conversion racket involving Sathya Sarani and others, Basu slammed the court’s decision of providing custody of the 24-year-old to her father as “patriarchal and designed to control women’s bodies and their reproductive capacity.” In other words, everything related to a woman is to be seen through the feminist lens. For Basu, the only thing misogynistic Bharatiyas think day and night is how to suppress women!
We would like to pose a few questions to Sanjukta Basu and her ilk –
- Do they understand that the bond between a parent and child cannot be just severed when the child turns 18? Yes, every adult has the right to live her/his life the way they sit fit. But there is a clear pattern that a well-oiled radical network is preying on youth in Kerala. What if the father were fighting for, hypothetically speaking, custody of his adult son who had got embroiled with Islamist radicals? Would Basu have used the same logic of adult choice and free will then too? Would she have called court granting custody of the son to his father as misandry?
- Once a child becomes an adult (18+), should parents just sit quietly by if their offspring suddenly disappears, stops communicating and one fine day pops up among some unknown strangers who keep her/him incommunicado? Isn’t it a parent’s duty in such cases to fight for their child, to communicate with them, reason with them? Don’t youth make foolish decisions when in college and become rebellious? Should parents should abandon their children at first sign of such trouble? Yes, there is a fine line between guiding your child (even if he/she is in teens, 20s, 30s, 40s) and imposing your will on them – but by all accounts, the retired armyman is only trying to save his child from a potentially dangerous situation. Is parental affection now evil for liberals & feminists?
- Basu conflates love jihad and honor killing as ‘two sides of the same coin’ by labeling them as attempts to control a woman’s body. This is a false equivalence. Honor killing is a grim reality of our society, cutting across communities – it needs to be condemned unequivocally. If parents are not happy with the martial decision of their child, they can try and reason with them – but nothing justifies murdering their own child in name of ‘honor’. Love Jihad is a different phenomenon – Love Jihad is when a Muslim man deliberately targets a non-Muslim girl for love, as a sexual predatory tactic and/or in the hope of obtaining a convert to Islam. He may even disclose that he is Muslim. Many such cases have come to light, not just in Bharat but across the world – but for likes of Basu, such data is useless and dismissed as anecdotal, not peer reviewed etc. Many more cases of Love Jihad never come to light as the girl gets trapped in a circle of hopelessness, fear and social shame. And one of the worst case scenarios in Love Jihad is if the girl ends up in prostitution or dead – as sadly happened with 18-year-old Archana from Lucknow.
Will our ‘liberals’ have the humility & humanity to utter even one line in empathy for Archana’s family?
(Featured image: We couldn’t find any image of Archana or her family due to lack of media coverage of this case, and hence decided to keep a black featured image to represent the utter hopelessness which such cases induce)
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