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Missing Kerala woman’s mother files plea in SC, seeks probe into ‘recruitment’ by IS

india Updated: Oct 08, 2017 23:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The mother of a Kerala woman, who is among the 21 missing people from the state suspected to have joined the Islamic State, filed a plea in the Supreme Court on Sunday seeking a probe into recent ‘forced’ conversions and alleged recruitment by the terror outfit in the southern state.

In her plea, Bindu Sampath — the mother of Nimisha alias Fathima — said her daughter was indoctrinated, forcibly converted and taken to an IS-dominated area in Afghanistan.

She sought a joint probe by the NIA, IB and RAW into the recent ‘forced’ conversions in the state and their subsequent alleged recruitment by the IS.

“Nimisha was trapped by a youth who later refused to marry her saying a true Muslim can’t marry a convert. Later she was forced to marry a Christian convert. A well-organised gang is orchestrating the conversions and the converted people’s subsequent recruitment by terror outfit,” she told Hindustan Times, adding that only a high-level probe will help bring
out truth.

In her application, Sampath also said the state was fast turning “a hub of jihadi activities”. She said the government should investigate such incidents of ‘forced conversions’ thoroughly and neutralise the threat to the country and its social fabric

First Published: Oct 08, 2017 23:36 IST