1,2,3,4- Love Jihad: How vulnerable Hindu women are trapped in four steps
Many have questioned the existence of Love Jihad. Some have dismissed it as conversions as permitted by the Indian Constitution. However going by the detailed investigation that the National Investigation is conducting in the Love Jihad case, it becomes clear that there is a problem of plenty.
It is a systematic trap that is set. The NIA team in Kerala has been taking the accounts of several persons who narrate their trauma. In most cases, it has been found that the conversion in the first place is a trap.
There are four steps that are involved while setting the trap. First they identify the lady who has troubled relations with their parents. Then they speak about the benefits of being part of Islam and brainwash them into believing that there is more freedom and peace.
The third step is to take them to a conversion centre and ensure that the girl lives in some hostel and does not go home. When the girl fails to go home, the obvious missing complaint is filed by the parents. The girl is obviously tense with the complaint and that is when the final step comes in. They tell the girl that the only way out of the mess is to get married.
NIA officers tell OneIndia that this has been noticed in each of the cases. Very few cases are voluntary in nature, the officer adds. As the probe went on, more such cases came up before us, the officer said.
When one looks at the four step process, prima facie there appears to be no illegality committed. The Constitution only bars forced conversions. It would take a lot for the NIA to piece together the evidence. The agency is however confident and the accounts of the women who have spoken to the agency would provide a solid foundation to the case.
The next step would be to piece together a case to show that these are not one off events, but a sustained ploy to lure, dupe and trap vulnerable women into Love Jihad.
NIA officials say that there is a sustained effort in Kerala to trap such women. The idea is to shake the social fabric of society. It is also aimed at creating a communal divide and this is very evident in Kerala, the officer also adds.