Farukh and his family forcibly fed the victim meat in Navratra and tortured her for not agreeing to convert.
In another case of Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh, Farukh Khan married a Hindu girl and then forcibly tried to convert her. When she refused to convert, she was threatened with triple talaq and nikah halala.
The police have registered a case against Farukh and his parents, Peer Ali Khan & Shaheedan B.
It was a love marriage in 2014, and the agreement was that the victim would not convert and continue her religious practice. But soon after the marriage, things changed.
Farukh and his family started forcing the victim to convert. They also forcibly fed her meat in Navratra. She was also mentally and physically tortured for not agreeing to convert.
The victim had two children. Farukh's family threatened that they would not allow her to see children and would give children an Islamic upbringing.
Although the practice of triple talaq has been outlawed, Farukh threatened the victim with triple talaq and nikah halala. In Nikah Halala, if a Muslim man divorces his wife and wants to marry the same lady, she first needs to marry another person, consummate the marriage, and divorce the new husband to remarry the earlier husband. It's an Islamic practice.
It's the third case of Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh in as many days.
In the case of Love Jihad in Indore, Umed Khan impersonated as Rahul and trapped a 16-year-old Hindu girl. Khan, who is a driver, befriended the victim. After a few days, he started pressurising her for marriage.
He put the proposal of conversion as the first step towards marriage. The victim got suspicious. Then Umed revealed his identity and tried to blackmail her. When the victim refused, he started thrashing her.
An FIR in the case was registered when the victim's family approached the police, and Umed was arrested.
In another case of Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh's Neemuch, the victim was forced to convert after marriage. The victim, a divorcee, had made it very clear before the marriage that she would not convert.
Fardeen had agreed to it. But after marriage, Fardeen and his family started pressurising the victim to convert.
In March last year, Madhya Pradesh had passed an anti-conversion law to prevent such fraudulent marriages and conversions.
The new 'anti-conversion' law has strict provisions to check forcible conversions. It is modelled on the 'Love Jihad' law of Uttar Pradesh. In the new Act, Section 3 prohibits unlawful conversion or attempt at conversion through misrepresentation, allurement, use of threat, force, undue influence, coercion, marriage or other fraudulent means. Section 5 defines punishment for those booked under Section 3 of the Act, with jail terms ranging from one to 10 years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh or both.