The increasing trend of local Muslim boys targeting Hindu girls of Mandapam Refugee camp may soon take the shape of Love Jihad and foment fresh communal clashes and tension in the area. It is also feared that Muslim Jihadi elements exploiting the situation for undesirable activities in the coming days are brighter.
The organiser has been continuously exposing Love Jihad, proselytization by Abrahamic forces in Tamil Nadu, which has gained momentum after MK Stalin-led DMK came to power last May. PFI’s Campus Front of India (CFI) recruits youngsters with high-end bikes, foreign brand coolers, perfumes, and cigarettes to entice well to do family young beautiful, fair-skinned girls into a love trap and later force them to have sexual relations with them by blackmailing with intimate photos and make them impregnated and ditch them. In some cases, they are blackmailed into extracting cash, jewels, and vehicles. For this assignment, the CFI pays caste-wise rates to them that run into lakhs. Brahmin, Gounder, Marwari, and Vanniyar girls have high rates. In some cases, the poor girls are forced to convert to Islam after issuing talks asked to remarry another aged Muslim man.
The new form that has emerged in Tamil Nadu is most worrying. The Muslim youths now target hapless and gullible girls.
For refugees, life in Tamil Nadu is fairly secure. Even if they don’t have a job, the family can manage with the dole given by the government and use the amenities at the refugee camp. The Mandapam camp in Rameswaram houses the most significant number of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu. As per 2019 data, there are close to a lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the state, of which 59,714 people live in 108 Sri Lankan Tamil Rehabilitation camps and about 30,000 live outside the camps, including Mandapam, Melmonavur, Krishnagiri. They are not included in the CAA law ambit. As per the latest records, about 19,000 Sri Lankan families — or 58,822 individuals, including about 10,000 children below the age of 8 — live in 108 refugee camps. Following the crisis in Sri Lanka, more families started arriving at Rameswaram in April this year.
In the Mandapam, there have been instances of love jihad that came to light. In that camp, there has been an increasing number of girl inmates of the Hindu religion being lured by the Muslim boys from the same area. The girls are being converted into Muslims after the nikkah.
With limited legal backing and state facilitation, Sri Lankan Tamils and Rohingyas in the state have managed to rebuild their lives as India is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protocol ( relation to the status of refugees) and has nos national policy in this regard.
According to reliable sources, on February 4th, a refugee girl Sangeetha of Mandapam camp, married a Muslim boy named Riyas Khan. After the marriage, she started living with him but kept her registration in the camp life. According to sources, she marks her presence in the camp only during the roll calls taken every month. She continues to receive the government doll amount. Now a case has been registered at the Mandapam police station.
In another case, a Sri Lankan Tamil refugee girl Dhana has gone missing from the camp since May 30th. She was a 12th-standard student (minor) in government higher secondary school at the Mandapam Camp. She has been in love with a Muslim boy –Mohideen of the same area- for over two years. It is suspected by her family that she might have eloped with the Muslim boy. Police booked a case under the girl missing complaint and are investigating.
Earlier this month, a 16-year-old girl, in her complaint to the Erode South Police, said that her mother, S. Indirani alias Sumiya (38), left her father and had been living with A. Syed Ali (40) for the last 13 years along with her. After she attained puberty at age 12, Syed Ali sexually assaulted her many times in the presence of her mother. She said that her mother and the intermediary K. Malathi (36) took her to private hospitals in Erode, Salem, Perundurai and Hosur and sold her oocyte. Now they were arrested under the POCSO act. Investigations revealed that the minor girl was sexually abused to make her fertile.
We can look at some recent love jihad incidents in Tamil Nadu. In a Dharmapuri district, victim Ramya, a nursing graduate, complained against one Fakrudin Meera and his family for forcing her to convert to Islam. 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. A Malaysian girl complained that one Imran with fake identity documents made to believe her as he was a Hindu and impregnated her.
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 who was allegedly enticed to elope on February 14th, drugged and gang-raped, and forced to drink poison died on March 6th. Another plus-2 girl near Salem ended her life on January 17th, and a 25-year-old Engineering graduate girl from Ramanathapuram committed suicide on December 9th 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.
TN state intelligence agencies are now verifying are there any such love jihad cases in other camps and closely monitoring the centres. Love jihad is a serious one that needs to be weeded out. It is an organized network that forces young, wealthy, beautiful girls into a love trap.