Uttar Pradesh: Arif posed as Abhay to sexually exploit a Hindu woman; SP calls it a case of ‘Love Jihad’
Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh registered its first case under the Anti Conversion Law. Here, a Hindu woman informed the police that, a Muslim man trapped her upon posing as a Hindu. The Superintendent of Police, Mirzapur told the media, this is a case of ‘Love Jihad’.
A First Information Report, in this case, was registered at the Kotwali Dehat police station. The Station Officer, Vipin Kumar Singh told Organiser on May 19 that the accused Arif has been booked under IPC sections 342 (wrongful confinement), 376D (repeated rape) and 504 (intentional insult) with sections 3 / 4 of the Uttar Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.
Notably, the statement of the Superintendent of Police, Santosh Mishra is being shared widely in this case. In a video statement shared by the official Twitter handle of the Mirzapur police on May 17, Mishra can be seen saying, “In April 2023, a case was registered at the Kotwali Dehat police station by a man alleging someone (SP did not mention the name) has taken his wife with him. When the police started an investigation and interrogated people, the woman showed up and said, she went to Ambala for work and that she has no complaints against anyone”.
“A few days later, the woman’s husband received obscene pictures and videos and his wife with a man, the man on the other side said, his wife was with him. The man demanded the woman to be sent to him and he also issued threats in audio recordings. Later the husband gave another complaint letter to the police,” said Mishra.
He added, “When I interrogated the woman on May 17, she said, in April she started talking to a man through mobile phone. A few days later, this man comes to Mirzapur and takes the woman, who was then living at her parent’s house with him to Ambala. While taking the woman with him he told he was Abhay however, upon reaching Ambala she found, he was Arif. She stayed there for the next 20 to 25 days. During this period, Arif made a physical relationship with her, he also recorded the act, and the video shared with her husband proves it. He also, made her wear Burqa and other things. Then she comes in contact with her husband who asks her to return, later the husband gave a police complaint, and a case was registered based on his complaint.”
“Prima Facie, it looks like the woman at first went with the Muslim man with consent, however, she found out about his religion only after reaching Ambala. After considering all the facts in this case, this is surely a case of Love Jihad. The accused Arif Khan had conspired this whole plot to trap an innocent woman, I have myself seen all the pictures and videos and they all justify his nefarious agenda,” said Mishra.
He added, “The woman had told him how she was made to offer Namaz and wear Burqa. The accused is basically a resident of Sultanpur and the Mirzapur police will make sure they nabe the culprit and track other members of his syndicate if any”.
The victim woman in a video statement said, “I received a call on my phone from a wrong number, the man on the other side introduced himself as Abhay Mishra. We became friends, then he took me to Ambala where he made physical relations with me. He made me wear Burqa”
The woman also showed her pictures in Burqa in the video.
Here is a list of Love Jihad Cases reported by Organiser in the recent past:
This is not the only case of Love Jihad from Uttar Pradesh, recently a Sikh woman from Agra gave a complaint against her husband who made her convert to Islam, changed her name and gave Triple Talaq, on stopping him from circumcising their son.
In a similar case from Firozabad, one Arman Khan’s sister groomed a Hindu woman, Anjali, made her follow Islam and later he forced her to prostitution.
Organiser reported a case back in March this year from Fatehpur district of Uttar Pradesh where a Muslim man with two Adhar Cards trapped a Barhmin girl, converted her, had Nikah, impregnated her and left saying he will get “Ek Haj Ka Sawab” for converting a Kaffir to Islam.
Organiser reported in 2021 that Faheem married Varsha but within a year to their Nikah she was found dead in his house.
In August 2021, Organiser reported a case from Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat where Irshad posed as Sonu to trap a Hindu woman.
In June 2021, Organiser reported a similar case from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. In this case Usman converted a Sikh woman after trapping her in his fake love.
Back in 2021, Organiser reported a similar case from Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki where Wahab posed as Deshraj Gautam to trap a farmer’s daughter.
In June 2021, Organiser reported a similar case from Uttar Pradesh’s Noida where Murtaza raped his live-in partner and later started forcing her to convert to Islam.
In 2020, Organiser reported a case from Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly where Owaisi Ahmed was booked under the Anti-Conversion Law. He was the first accused to be booked under this law in the state.