Seema Haider, the Pakistani woman who entered India illegally, and her lover Sachin are being interrogated by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) teams in Uttar Pradesh. Amid calls for their deportation, many have speculated about their return.
Meanwhile, a similar case has been reported from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh. This time it is our eastern neighbour, Bangladesh.
In this so-called love story, Julie Begum met Ajay Saini through the social media application Facebook. They became friends almost two years ago and started chatting. Over time, their friendship turned into love and the duo decided to marry each other.
Almost a year ago, Julie came to India with her 11-year-old daughter, Haleema. Julie left Islam, embraced Sanatan Dharma and married Ajay.
Three months ago, the story took a new turn: Julie returned to Bangladesh to renew her visa and took Ajay with her. Ajay has neither a visa nor a passport. Julie managed to cross the border with Ajay without the required documents.
Five days ago, Julie sent a photo of Ajay to his mother, showing him covered in blood. On July 17, Ajay’s mother Sunita reached the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) with a letter of request.
As per the letter, Sunita stated to the police that she is from Naya Gaon PAC, Moradabad. A few days ago, Ajay contacted a woman named Julie via phone. Initially, she gave her address in Ghazipur in Jaidevpur district.
After that, Julie and her daughter Haleema moved into her house, and she had both a passport and a visa. She accepted Sanatan Dharma and married Ajay.
Julie’s visa was about to expire, so she asked Ajay to take her to the Bangladesh border, from where she would enter the country and have her visa extended. Ajay drove off to drop her off.
That same day, however, he called Sunita and told her that he had crossed the border with Julie and would return in 10 to 15 days. Two months passed before this call.
On July 15, Sunita received a picture of Ajay drenched in blood through the same cell phone number. She demanded immediate action on the case.
Sunita told the media, “I was against this marriage from the beginning. But I was forced by my son. Julie also acted as if she really loves my son Ajay. She left Islam before marriage. She had converted to Hindu Dharma. Then she and Ajay were married according to Hindu rituals. We did not change her name, we said she should have the same name. We always called her Julie. Her daughter Halima also became Hindu. We did not even change his name.”
“Julie stayed about 15 days after her marriage. Then she left saying that the time of the visa was over. She will be back soon. About three and a half months ago, she came to Moradabad again from Bangladesh. This time she was in our house in Moradabad for about 20 days and stayed for one day. During this time she performed her puja regularly. She wore a saree like Hindu women. We began to feel that she really loved our son. We also adopted her completely,” she added.
About the arrival of Julie, Sunita said, “It was about a year ago. One day Julie came to Moradabad from Bangladesh with her 11-year-old daughter Halima. She said she loved Ajay and wanted to marry him. She said her husband had died. She was alone there. So she left Bangladesh and came to India.”
Ajay is a cab driver and 25-year-old Sunita has been constantly trying to call Julie and Ajay since the day she received the picture, but gets no answer. Besides Ajay, Sunita has two daughters and sons.
A similar case is reported in India where a Pakistani woman, Seema Haider, moved to India illegally with four children. She accepted Sanatan Dharma, began worshipping, and married Sachin. The ATS is interrogating the couple for possible espionage links.