Residents in a Karnataka village are not allowing the Congress leaders at their home. Congress leaders double-crossed the Hindu residents by facilitating the conversion of a Hindu girl into Islam
The indignation of the villagers towards the Congress seems to have begun more than a year ago with a case of ‘Love Jihad’ when a Hindu girl eloped with a Muslim man
Meanwhile, Samir had approached the court demanding the custody of the girl. Upon entreaties of her mother, the girl informed the court that she will go back to her parents’ home. However, they both established contact after a few days and the girl eloped with the same boy again and had married him. The entire cost of the legal battle from the girl’s parents side was borne by the activists of Hindu organisations. Hindu activists in the village say that when the girl was housed at the ‘Mana Parivartana’ Kendra, it was the Congress workers who helped the Muslim man to locate the girl and also to file a case in court for her custody.
With the court battle turning out to be futile after the Muslim man lured the girl again, the villagers are angry with the Congress for having helped the man with the legal battle and also in establishing their contact again. This seething anger has resulted in this open campaign against the Congress. The reaction of the Congress party which is not known to take such insults lying down, especially during the election season, is yet to be seen.