Like neighbouring Kerala, Tamil Nadu also witnesses love jihads in an alarming proportion. In the recent incident, a Dharmapuri district victim Ramya, a nursing graduate, complained against one Fakrudin Meera and his family, forcing her to convert to Islam.
In her complaint, Ramya (21), daughter of Ravichandran, said she lives with her mother and sister Ranjitha Rasika at Yerbaiyanhalli in Dharmapuri district. Employed in a jeweller shop, she met 21year old Fakrudin Meera, son of Sayeed Mohammed, south street, PUdumadam, who works in a textile shop. Both fell in love two years ago and decided to marry. She has been living at Meera’s house since April 22 at Pudumadam. “ Meera and his family members have been forcing me to convert Islam otherwise he would not marry me.. Left with no option, I have approached the police to help marry Fakrudin Meera and would not convert to Islam and will remain as Hindu ever”, she mentioned in her complaint. Ucchipuli police personnel registered a case and gave her CSR 182/2022 dated 3rd June 2022 and are conducting enquiries. “Believing his juicy and enticing words, I have him myself several times. After living with him for more than a fortnight, I could not think of marrying any other man,” she said.
Earlier also, a love jihad case surfaced in Tamil Nadu. A 21-year-old Hindu woman from Karur has accused a Muslim man of threatening to release her nude pictures and harassing her for refusing to convert to Islam. The man with a fake Hindu identity befriended her through Instagram. He later forced her to get into a love affair.
In another incident, acting on a complaint preferred by a Malaysian girl, the Tirunelveli city police commissioner arrested Imran. With fake identity documents, Imran made to believe her as he was a Hindu and impregnated her. She is now seven months old pregnancy. He forced her to convert to Islam which she refused. He started demanding money and harassing her. She came to Tamil Nadu and complained to the all-women police state ten days ago.
Model Mohammed Zaid had lured more than 20 young girls and later sexually assaulted and shared them with VIPs in Chennai. On Mar.7, near Madurai, a 17-year old girl allegedly enticed to elope on February 14, drugged and gang-raped, forced to drink poison, and died on March 6. Another plus-2 girl near Salem ended her life on January 17, and a 25-year old Engineering graduate girl from Ramanathapuram committed suicide on December 9 last year. In the Theni district, a 17 Engineering Student was kidnapped and raped by Shajahan, a daily wage earner. The list of love jihad is incomplete.