NIA probe did not find evidence on love jihad in Kerala

Kerala, Oct 18: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which had picked 11 cases of interfaith marriages in Kerala to probe allegations of ‘love jihad’ at the instance of Supreme Court could not find evidence of forced conversion that can result in prosecution in these cases.

Officials told media that while there have been efforts to facilitate the conversion of either the man or the woman involved, there was no evidence of a larger criminal design or indications of forced conversion.

“As the agency had not found evidence, the matter stands closed. The NIA is not supposed to file any further report in this regard in the Supreme Court,” a senior NIA official told media.

The investigation started due to the famed Hadiya case. Hadiya converted to Islam after she married Shafin Jahan. Her father had filed a petition and the Kerala High Court had annulled her marriage. However, the Supreme Court set aside the Kerala High Court order.

Eleven interfaith marriages were picked from a list of 89. These cases were already before law enforcement authorities due to complaints registered by parents or were referred to the federal anti-terrorism agency by the Kerala police.

“In most cases, similar people and organisations associated with Popular Front of India (PFI) were involved in facilitating the man or woman in inter-faith marriage to convert to Islam. However, prosecutable evidence to bring formal charges against these persons under any of the scheduled offences of the NIA, like the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has not been found,” the official added.

While freedom to practice and promote religion in a peaceful manner is a fundamental right in India, conversion and facilitating conversion does not become a crime.

Meanwhile, PFI’s legal advisor KP Muhammer Shareef has termed concept of love jihad was cooked up by the right wing forces to target Muslim community as well as organizations such as PFI and SDPI.

Among the 11 cases examined by the NIA, there are four cases where Hindu men embraced Islam after marrying Muslim women. In the rest of the cases, Hindu women married Muslim men. The NIA probe found that in at least three cases, efforts at conversion failed.

Meanwhile, the NIA official stresses that the probe does not put out PFI from scrutiny. Criminal charges booked against PFI cadres for murder and other cases will be investigated separately, he said.


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  • A yes p., Kudla/ksa

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    These people will create anything for votes and to divide the people.

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  • Thousif, Manglore,Bolar

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    NIA puppet of RSS .. there is kesari lover jihad ..

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  • Ajay, Kallianpur

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    "Love jihad" "urban naxal" very catchy

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  • UMMAR, mangalore

    Fri, Oct 19 2018


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  • Rajesh, Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    “In most cases, similar people and organisations associated with Popular Front of India (PFI) were involved in facilitating the man or woman in inter-faith marriage to convert to Islam"

    Sothe intent is clear as is seen, the men who married the muslim women converted to islam as they had no choice. women who married muslim men converted to islam. this penomena because it is hard to live peacefully without this. it is not possible for a Hindu man in say kerala getting married to muslim womam and the muslim woman taking her husbands religion. it may be possible in areas where muslim are not in majority. However the coverse is not true. This in itself tells a lot. A need to brig in a law to stop such facilitation as well.

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  • Observer, Mangaluru

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    Nice " story"...Prabhu aap gyani aur antaryami bhi hain..

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    This is the clear evidence that these cases are made to politically target the state.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Fri, Oct 19 2018

    Is there any case at all which proves there is "love Jihad" ?
    Rather, NIA will surely succeed if they investigate when, why and where this term "love jihad" is fabricated.
    Totally misleading the nation and investigating authorities.

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  • Vinod raj, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 18 2018

    Very bad news for BJP which creates the word"LOVE JIHAD" for policial purpose....

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Thu, Oct 18 2018

    Communals are exposed one after another. Put behind bars to all those who drag innocents into it and in future if any such allegation further follows should be punished severely. Victims should be given appropriate compansation in return aainst the amount they suffer in the form of trauma and harrassment..

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  • Ibrahim, Yanbu ksa

    Thu, Oct 18 2018

    It is not only in kerala.
    It is baselesd and untrue everywhete.
    It is a BJP creatuon for vote bank
    Finally they must realize this

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