The National Investigation Agency on Monday said they had examined five women and one man who had claimed they were lured to convert to Islam, The Hindu reported. In a status report filed before the Supreme Court, the agency said there was a “common thread” running through all the cases.
The NIA submitted the status report in connection with the ongoing investigation in the case from Kerala which involves a woman, Hadiya. Her father has alleged that she was forced to convert from Hinduism to Islam to marry a Muslim man. The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Kerala Police to produce Hadiya before the court on November 27 when she will be heard in an open court.
The investigating agency had examined nine cases of conversion to Islam, of which in four cases it was established that the members of the Popular Front of India were involved, The Hindu reported. The Kerala Police had handed over 89 cases of alleged forced conversions to the NIA.
“There is a common intention behind all the conversions,” an unidentified NIA official told the newspaper. “Some individuals might have converted to Islam on their own will, but it was being done in an organised manner. It may not have any terror angle at all.”