A 21-year-old-girl reported missing under mysterious circumstances from Thiruvananthapuram has been traced in Sathyasarani, a religious education centre at Manjeri in Malappuram.
Aparna, daughter of a woman army officer went missing hardly 15 days before her scheduled wedding. Her marriage was fixed to a software engineer in Dubai. She was found in Sathyasarani in a raid conducted by the police the other day. Her marriage to Aashiq, a native of Malappuram, has been registered in the Manjeri Municipality and police recovered the documents of it. She told police that she is continuing there for religious studies.
The state intelligence agency is also investigating the matter. A raid was conducted on the complaint of her mother Mini Vijayan to ADGP B Sandhya to find her. The complaint also sought to prevent her from leaving the country as she is suspected of having taken a passport. The raid seized documents of conversion of 70 Hindu and Christian girls. Sathyasarani officials’ explanation was that the girls have been accommodated there for religious studies.
(This article was published on keralakaumudi.com on January 30, 2020 and has been reproduced here in full.)
Added at 19:45 hrs on 3 Feb
Sathya Sarani (Sanskrit for ‘path of truth’), also known as Markazul Hidhaya, is a controversial Muslim ‘educational and charitable’ trust which runs an Islamic Da’wa (proselytisation) centre at Manjeri, Mallapuram district. Neo-converts to Islam are kept at the centre, allegedly by force, for their ‘rehabilitation’. The trust is believed to be run by radical Islamist organisation PFI (Popular Front of India) which was recently exposed for funding the violent anti-CAA protests, and which has also been charged for acts of terror and recruiting youth to fight for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and elsewhere.
We have covered Sathya Sarani in detail in an earlier July, 2017 article about ex-serviceman K.M Asokan’s heart-breaking fight to save his daughter Akhila from the clutches of the PFI-run Islamist conversion mafia which targets impressionable Hindu & Christian girls studying in colleges. Akhila converted to become Hadiya and was married off to Shafin Jehan, a hoodlum associated with Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), PFI’s political wing. After the ‘marriage’ was annulled by Kerala HC, Jehan hired services of top Lutyens’ lawyers Kapil Sibal, Indira Jaising and Dushyant Dave (their ~ Rs. 1 crore legal fees was paid by PFI) and got the judgement overturned in Supreme Court.
Apart from Akhila, news of another Hindu girl kept at Sathya Sarani had emerged in 2016 – aeronautical engineering student Aparna Vijayan had disappeared just weeks before her marriage, and her mother Mini Vijayan filed a habeas corpus petition in court. Her daughter appeared along with a Muslim friend and claimed that she had left her home of her own volition. Since then, Mini had appealed with various authorities to recover her daughter from Sathya Sarani where she believed her daughter was kept.
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