Silchar, April 10: Krishnendu Paul, MLA of Patharkandi, and Shiladitya Dev, MLA of Hojai, met General V K Singh, Union Minister of State for Exterl Affairs, in New Delhi on Monday and submitted a memorandum to him, demanding return of the love-jihad victim Mausumi Das, a student of Rabindra Sadan Girls College, Karimganj from Bangladesh. It was pointed out that the Hindu girls have been targeted by the radical Muslim boys to fall in love with them and then kidp them to Bangladesh illegally. Once trapped, they are forcefully converted to Islam and then engaged in various illegal activities like arms smuggling as well as drug peddling.
This incident has brought into focus many laxities in respect of the border magement and the movement of Bangladeshi elements with malafide intentions. The present instance of love-jihad involving Mausumi Das has become a matter of serious concern for parents and guardians who send their daughters to schools and colleges. Nikhil Chandra Das, father of Mausumi Das, who lives in the village of Keshorkapan, Dhoropowa in the district of Karimganj, has been in a state of deep shock. In fact, his daughter was targeted by Md. Noman Baadsha, son of Md. Sirajul Islam, both Bangladeshis.
The father and son duo were on a business trip and could allure the 21 year old Mausumi to get entrapped in their evil design. During a period of one month, it has been reported that Mausumi received more than 900 calls on her mobile phone and ultimately she was brainwashed as well as indoctrited to elope with the boy who illegally crossed over to Bangladesh through the unfenced border of Tripura. Within two weeks of her illegal entry to Bangladesh, she was forcefully converted to Islam and her me was changed to Fatima Begum.
Before the media at Dhaka, Mausumi was made to confess that whatever she did was according to her own will and that she accepted Islam and felt Bangladesh to be a comfortable home for her. After she was detained by police of Bangladesh due to public outcry in Assam, she was compelled to sign a false affidavit in a Bangladesh court on the basis of which she was granted bail and handed over to the same person who had kidpped her. She was also video tapped by making her wear a ‘burkha’ where she was seem to be speaking in fear and under duress inside a police station of Dhaka.
The joint memorandum says from all this account it has become clear that love-jihad which has become very common in Assam and other states of the country is a ploy to target Hindu girls through social media and there is a well organized and well supported drive by Islamic organizations based in Bangladesh to spread the dragnet in schools and colleges. Even the police, the administration and the courts are also supportive to this drive for love-jihad. It is also seen that some Bangladeshi companies are active in Assam and other states who send their men to India to represent them.
They enter India with multiple long term tourist or business visa and take houses on rent in different locations with the hidden motive of being involved in jihadi activities. Surprisingly, these companies involved in shady affairs violate business standards and ethics and also deprive local youth of their due employment. Krishnendu Paul and Shiladitya Dev have impressed upon General V K Singh to exert his good offices on the authorities concerned to bring back Mausumi Das as soon as possible and also in view of the fact that her parents have lodged a complaint with Karimganj police station vide case no. 234/2018 who are desperately waiting for her safe return.
This will boost up the morale of the parents of the girl and will set an example for the future. He has also been urged upon to ensure that long term multiple visa to Bangladeshi Muslims for tourism and business is not given since it poses threat to the tiol security and also disturbs social and ethical fabric. The MLAs have at the same time asked for a comprehensive policy and directive be issued to the effect that Bangladeshi Muslims coming to India for business, tourism and health care should be for short term and strictly monitored by the local police.