Parents in the western Indian city of Ahmednagar are fearful of sending their daughters to school amid several cases of grooming of Hindu school girls and their attempted forced conversion to Islam, the New Delhi-based news website OpIndia reported.
The incident came to light after a group of Hindu girls filed a case against their female Muslim tutor who reportedly ran a grooming operation – subjecting them to coercion and blackmail. The tutor made minor girls wear burqa and introduced them to Muslim men, the report suggests. The local police and authorities failed to take adequate action against the Muslim grooming gang, the parents of the victims complain.
The news comes as Indians are increasingly alarmed by the Love Jihad being waged by Muslim grooming gangs targeting vulnerable Hindu and Christian girls across the country, recent Indian media reports show.
“Ahmednagar Love Jihad: Villagers from Umbre decide not to send their girls to school fearing grooming incidents: Here is what happened,” by Siddhi Somani, OpIndia, July 31, 2023:
In a terrible update to the conversion case that was reported from the Rahuri region of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, the locals of Umbre village have unanimously decided not to send their girls to school fearing the rising grooming jihad incidents.
The official statement issued by the Umbre Gram Panchayat Karyalaya read that the parents of the victim girls and the others from the Hindu community are scared to send their daughters to school and tuition after the recent case of Love Jihad came to the fore from the village.
“We won’t send our girls to school from now onwards. All the parents in the village have decided that no girl will go to school unless the administration assures the security of our children. We all are terrified by the incident and are concerned about the safety and security of our girls. Our girls will do domestic chores instead and survive for their life if this is what they have to face at the places of education,” the letter read.
The letter also condemned the local police and the administration for allegedly lodging false FIR against Hindus who came forward to help the minor victim girls who were forced to wear burqa and convert their religion to Islam by some Muslims.
“The Police should take back the false cases lodged against Hindus who came forward to help the victim girls and their families. The Hindus were also brutally beaten by the police and the parents of the victim girls were also harassed,” the letter indicated demanding strict action against the police officer who booked Hindus and assaulted them based on the alleged false accusations imposed by the accused Muslims.
This comes days after a dreadful case of Love Jihad came to the fore from the Umbre region of Rahuri in Ahmednagar district. Around 3-4 minor Hindu girls filed a complaint against Avej Nisar Sheikh, Kaif Sheikh, Sohail Sheikh, Heena Sheikh, Alisha Sheikh, Salim Pathan, Altaf Sheikh and Shakir Sayyed for trapping them in a Love Jihad case and forcing them to wear burqa and convert their religion to Islam. (…)
As reported earlier, the girls were students of the accused tuition teacher Heena who groomed the girls to behave like Muslims. The teacher also stopped the girls from wearing kumkum and bangles.
Later, accused Heena also allowed some of the Muslim boys into her tuition who had nothing to do with her studies. She introduced them as her relatives and asked the girls to be friends with the boys.
The boys then trapped the girls into love affairs and forced them to convert their religion, wear a burqa and embrace Islam. The boys also had planned to abduct the girls.
The girls eventually realised the true face of the boys and filed a police complaint against eight persons, including tuition teacher Heena. According to the girls, the teacher helped the boys to attain their photographs which they morphed and used to blackmail the minor girls.