A woman who had converted to Islam before marrying has levelled serious charges against her husband and his family.
As per an Aaj Tak report, an 18-year-old woman from Rohini in Delhi has approached the police alleging she was raped by both her husband and her father-in-law. She has further alleged that her mother-in-law has been forcing her into prostitution.
The woman says she was a minor when she’d befriended one Sohail. They’d known each other for 3 years, following which the woman had converted and married him. Three months after the marriage, however, the woman has said that she was raped by her husband. She has also alleged that when she was 17, she had been given a drugged substance by Sohail and raped at a party. The woman says she was also raped by her father-in-law, and added that her mother-in-law is trying to force her into prostitution.
Based on the complaint, the police have arrested Sohail and his father Shafiq. The police say that prima-facie, the matter does not appear to be of love jihad as the woman was aware of the man’s religion before she married him.
This, of course, is yet another instance of why the Tanishq ad, which had drawn so much controversy a few months ago, might not have been fully accurate in its portrayal of interfaith marriages. Days after the ad was released, a woman had self-immolated in Uttar Pradesh alleging harassment from her interfaith in-laws. A few days after that, a Hindu woman had been stabbed to death by her Muslim lover in Hyderabad. In Noida, Nikita Tomar had been shot dead by one Taufiq, who was forcing her to convert and marry him. The wife of late musician Wajid Khan, of Sajid Wajid fame, had also gone public saying her in-laws had harassed her to change her religion.