Kerala Women’s Commission rejects NCW chief’s charge on forced conversions

Sharma made the remarks after meeting Hadiya, a 24-year-old woman whose marriage with a Muslim man is at the centre of a nationwide controversy, and some girls allegedly forced to convert here on Monday.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published: November 7, 2017 7:18 pm

 

Kerala love jihad case, Love Jihad, Hadiya, Hadiya case, Hindu Muslim marriage case, National Commission of Women, India news, Indian Express The NCW chief met Hadiya at her family home in Vaikom in Kottayam district, a week after the Supreme Court directed her father to produce her before it on November 27.

Sharma made the remarks after meeting Hadiya, a 24-year-old woman whose marriage with a Muslim man is at the centre of a nationwide controversy, and some girls allegedly forced to convert, here yesterday. Josephine said the NCW chief had made the remarks without understanding the real situation in Kerala. “The NCW chairperson in-charge made such a statement as part of an effort to show Kerala in poor light at a national level,” she alleged.

Sharma claimed that some girls who met her told her how they were “manipulated” and how “forced conversions” took place. “Many types of lures, many other threatenings, blackmailing, all types of things are happening. This is not one small thing which we are reading in Delhi…. But this is getting serious,” she told reporters here after meeting girls. After meeting Hadiya, Sharma said the issue of alleged “forced conversion” of girls in Kerala is getting serious.

The NCW chief met Hadiya at her family home in Vaikom in Kottayam district, a week after the Supreme Court directed her father to produce her before it on November 27. The court is hearing an appeal by Shafin Jahan, challenging the annulment of their marriage by the Kerala High Court, saying it was an insult to the independence of women in the country. The Kerala High Court had annulled it after her parents argued he was a radicalised person and sent her to their custody.

There had been complaints from Muslim bodies in Kerala that the 24-year-old woman’s rights were being violated after being confined to her home. “I just met Akhila – Hadiya. NCW was concerned about her well-being. She is in good health, she has not been beaten up or anything, she is eating her food and she was smiling, she was happy,” Sharma said, adding there were no security issues.

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  1. John Abram
    Nov 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm
    Is it so easy to convert Hindus to other religions? Seems Hindus are ready leave their religion on allurements. Or by some threatening or blackmailing. Strange! How easy it is for them to do that. For example, if somebody put a gun to my head, I will not convert to any other religion. If somebody give me all the wealth and power in the world, I will not convert to any other religion. Hindus must consider the following (1) those who easily convert, it is better to let them go. They are not good Hindus anyway. (2) If they are blackmailed, it means they have committed something shameful or criminal, which again is not a sign of a good Hindu. So let them go too. (3) If someone is threatened and converted, well, let them go too because they are weak and not good for great Hindu religion.
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      fayyaz ahmed
      Nov 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm
      the NIA THE NCW AND ALL THE AGENCIES WORKING UNDER THE CURRENT BJP RSS GOVERNMENTS INFLUENCE TO PROMOTE THE ANTI MUSLIM ANTI I M HINDUTVA AGENDA I DONT THINK THERE WAS ANY NEED FOR THE NCW CHAIRPERSON TO MEET HADIYA AND MISS LEAD THE PEOPLE ABOUT HER WHERE AS HER VIDEOS ARE ALL OUT ON SOCIAL MIDIA WHERE IN SHE IS COMOPLAINING ABOUT HER PARENTS THAT THEY BEAT HER . IF EVERY THING WAS GOOD AND OK WHY DIDNT SHE TOOK VIDEO OF HER CONVERSATION INSTTEAD OF JUST A PHOTO .
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        Sajid Akhtar
        Dec 4, 2017 at 12:17 am
        Excellent John brother...
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        Ajay
        Nov 7, 2017 at 7:53 pm
        ISLAM IS NOT A RELIGION AND ALLAH NOT A GOD.....................Cult of islam was created by a child rapist pir mohammad just recently in 7th century, father and uncle of mohammad were worshipers of LORD SHIVA, but mohammad wanted people to worhip him, so he created concept of islam and allah......................KABA was a Shiva Mandir,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,even today all you muslims worship the SHIVALINGA AT KABA........................and allah is one of the names of MOTHER GOD AMBA...........go read ur (short) history and you people will come to know that all this is true......................ISLAM IS FAKE.....
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        1. John Abram
          Nov 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm
          Who are you calling child rapist? Sita was 6 years old when she was married to Rama. Learn your religion first before commenting on others.
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          ISLAMIC BOLLYWOOD
          Nov 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm
          RESONS BEHIND LOVE JIHAD--------------------------these muslims who are treated as untouchables in the society, not only in India, but in other countries like america, russia, europe, china, japan. even teenagers in these coutries treat muslims like untouchables.............................BUT WE HINDUS MADE A BIG MISTAKE by making these inferior muslims as stars in bollywood... In bollywood these inferior breed creatures act together with Hindu women and after seeing this in films some hindu women think that muslims are also equal to Hindus ( and thats why islamic countries have BANNED HINDUS in movies and TV). THIS IS THE REAL CAUSE BEHIND LOVE JIHADS IN INDIA...........................these muslim actors/writers/lyricists etc in bollywood use it to spread islam and love jihad in India,........................we must all boycott these muslims in bollywood, it doesnt matter which POLITICAL PARTY we support, wheather its BJP or Congress, or LEFT, but on this issue we MUST BE UNITED.
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          1. John Abram
            Nov 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm
            FYI, the mayor of London is a Muslim. ..and yes you are right, Hindus are inferior, for sure.
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