Rekha Sharma alleges human trafficking; meets Kerala DGP

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 9, 2017, 6:32 am IST
Updated Nov 9, 2017, 6:32 am IST
On the third day of her visit here, she called on the DGP at Police Headquarters on Wednesday.
After the meeting with DGP, Ms Sharma reiterated that forced religious conversions were happening in Kerala unabated and it was not ‘love jihad’ as claimed.
 After the meeting with DGP, Ms Sharma reiterated that forced religious conversions were happening in Kerala unabated and it was not ‘love jihad’ as claimed.

Thiruvananthapuram: Rekha Sharma, acting chairperson of National Women's Commission, has alleged human trafficking in Kerala along with forced religious conversions.  She demanded to DGP Loknath Behera to find out the source of its funding.

Bindu, the mother of Nimisha Fathima, suspected to have joined the so-called Islamic State, also met Ms Sharma here and handed over her complaint.

On the third day of her visit here, she called on the DGP at Police Headquarters on Wednesday.  

She came to Kerala with the intention of visiting Hadiya at Vaikom in Kottayam before her appearance in the Supreme Court on Nov. 27. 

After the meeting with her on Monday, she had said she was keeping well contrary to the allegations of harassment by her father K. M. Ashokan. 

After the meeting with DGP, she reiterated that forced religious conversions were happening in Kerala unabated and it was not ‘love jihad’ as claimed. 

M. C. Josephine, the chief of the state women's commission, had alleged that the NWC had not informed her of Ms Sharma’s visit and that the NCW was trying to portray Kerala in a bad light.

“I wish to repeat that forceful religious conversions are happening in Kerala. Along with it, human trafficking is also happening which should be probed. I have also demanded to DGP that the police should also probe on the source of funding behind forced religious conversions,” she said.

She met Ms Bindu, the mother of the Manacaud girl, as part of her programme to reach families that are victims of forcible conversions.

Bindu handed over a complaint detailing events that led to her daughter's disappearance and saying the investigation was not satisfactory and that there was no clarity on what had happened to her.

“I have no news of my daughter, her husband and their baby for the last 18 mo    al parties contrary to reports of her joining BJP.





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