The mother of a woman from Kerala who reportedly joined the Islamic State has moved the Supreme Court seeking a probe into forced religious conversions in the country. Bindu Sampath, mother of Nimisha (Fathima), a resident of Attukal , stated that Kerala was emerging as a hub of IS and jihadi activities.
The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments during the Love Jihad case. The Supreme Court objected to senior advocate Dushyant Dave’s loud arguments. The court also took objection to his accusation against the BJP members that they were trying to disturb communal harmony in Kerala by terming his client Shafin Jahan’s marriage to Akhila alias Hadiya as Love Jihad.
The Kerala government has challenged the NIA probe into the Love Jihad case. Submitting an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Kerala government said that it has been two months since the NIA has been probing the case, but the agency has found no concrete evidence that Love Jihad exists.
The people of Kerala do not need advise on nationalism from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Pinarayi Vijayan said. Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala said while inaugurating the 2017-19 Delhi Union of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), that the RSS considered religious minorities as an “internal threat” to the country.
When Mohammad Yasin took over as the DGP Intelligence he had said that the biggest challenge in Kerala was Islamist radicalisation. Kerala has witnessed several instances of radicalisation, the rise of Wahhabism, forcible conversions and political killings.
The Kerala police who are investigating a missing complaint have learnt that the man in questioning may have joined the Islamic State. 23 year old Najeeb, an MTech student at VIT Vellore went missing on August 15.
The National Investigation Agency will seek the help of the Kerala police in probing alleged cases of forced conversions. The NIA has collected data on conversions that have taken place in a forced manner. Most of the data that is being collected is from the Therbiyathul Islam Sabha in Kozhikode, a religious centre authorised by the Kerala government.
The Popular Front of India could well be staring at a ban. The Home Ministry is looking into a detailed dossier submitted by the National Investigation Agency in which four terror cases against its members have been detailed.
Clashes broke out between RSS and CPM workers in Kerala. The CPM alleged that the RSS hurled a bomb at two of its workers in Kannur on Friday. The incident took place at Kuthuparamba on Friday.
The National Investigation Agency is set to crack down on the Dawa Squads in Kerala which indulge in systematic conversions as part of Love Jihad. Under the scanner of the NIA are 98 conversions that have taken place in the past year.