Kayamkulam police have registered a dowry case against Communist Party of India (CPI) Kayamkulam local committee area secretary Roshan Shameer and his relatives. Shameer’s family is also accused of physically abusing the young lady. The accused absconded after his wife, Ihsana (24), reached the police station asking for protection. Kayamkulam is the second biggest town in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.
Last day, Ihsana approached the Kayamkulam police with a complaint of dowry harassment against Shameer and his family. Ihsana informed that her husband and his family members brutally beat her. Ihsana has severe bruise marks on her back after Shameer’s family allegedly whipped her using belts. Similar scenes of atrocities against women were played out when the Taliban took over Afghanistan.
Ihsana sought shelter at the Kayamkulam police station and was later admitted to the taluk hospital. On this complaint, the Kayamkulam police registered a case against Shameer, the area secretary of the CPI Kayamkulam Chirakadavom local committee, and his relatives.
The couple tied the knot three years ago. Ihsana alleged Shameer and his family started harassing her constantly for dowry since they married. A police complaint has also been lodged for domestic violence.
Reporter Live informed that the accused in the case included Shameer’s father, Mohd Kunju. Shameer’s mother, Ramlath, and sister Roshni are co-accused. It is unknown whether these three were arrested. Anti-Hindu communist mouthpiece Reporter Live also tried to push off the dowry harassment incident as a Hindu family one and published graphics of a woman with a bindi.
Dowry harassment is on the rise among Muslims in Kerala. Earlier, HinduPost reported how 21-year-old Mofiya Parveen Dilshad ended her life near Aluva in Ernakulam district. In her suicide note obtained from the spot, she accused her husband, Muhammed Suhail, his father, Yusuf, and mother, Rukia, of pushing her to take her own life. The family continuously pressured Mofiya to bring them dowry.
In August 2022, Afsana, another 21-year-old woman under treatment at Thrissur Medical College, died. She had attempted suicide ten days earlier over dowry harassment. The young lady had married Amal a year and a half ago.
Afsana was the daughter of Rahim, residing at Karuppadana, 35 km from Thrissur city. Back then, too, so-called neutral media tried to insinuate that it was a Hindu family and published photos of Afsana wearing a bindi.
Dowry was unheard of in Bharat until a few centuries ago. Abrahamics hoisted this social evil on Hindus, which continued for a long time. Many Hindu families have rejected the system since time immemorial.