My Daughter Was Forcibly Converted To Islam

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Thiruvananthapuram: Even as the conversion of Hindu girl Nimisha alias Fathima, who recently went missing along with 20 others from Kerala,continues to grab the media’s attention, a woman here has alleged that her daughter, an aeronautical engineering student in Kochi, was forcibly converted to Islam.

In her complaint to the police, Mini Vijayan from Pangode in Thiruvananthapuram said her daughter Aparna, who had changed her name to Shahana, was a student of Jual Education Trust in Ernakulam, which she joined in August 2013, and was staying at a hostel there. “She was forcibly converted to Islam. When we came to know about it, we approached the police who then located her in Kozhikode,” she said.

The police located her and produced her before the high court. “But instead of us, Aparna said she would like to go with Sumayya, the woman who accompanied her to the court,” Vijayan said.  As per police, Aparna is currently staying at a religious centre at Manjeri in Malappuram.

“She is staying at Sathya Sarani, an institute which aims to propagate Islam among non-Muslims. Though she used to be in touch with me earlier, she went incommunicado ever since the case of Nimisha appeared in the media,” Vijayan said.

The police said the options before them are limited as she has already told the court that she would like to be with those who converted her to Islam.

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