Union Minister Kaushal Kishore has urged Muslim clerics to issue a fatwa directing Muslim men not to target Hindu girls in interfaith relationships after the deaths of Hindu women.
The minister’s remarks came after the horrific death of Shraddha Walkar, who was slaughtered into 35 pieces by the accused Aftab Amin Poonawala, and the death of another Hindu girl named Nidhi Gupta, who was pushed to death from the fourth floor of an apartment building in Lucknow by her boyfriend Mohammed Sufiyan for refusing to convert to Islam.
The minister argued that Islam does not allow teasing, blackmailing and such attacks on girls. Kaushal Kishore stressed that living together is not permitted in Islam.
In particular, Union Minister Kaushal Kishore recently met Nidhi Gupta’s family and assured that Yogi Adityanath’s government will ensure that the accused Mohammed Sufiyan receives the most severe sentence under the law.
In addition, Kishore also expressed concerns about long-term relationships, saying that educated girls should not engage in such relationships. However, the minister said this in the wake of rising crimes against women.
JuH cleric condemns interfaith relations between Muslims and non-Muslims and criticizes Aftab for supporting LGBTQ rights
Recently, OpIndia reached out to Maulana Vakil Ahmed Qasmi of Darul Uloom Rahmania Madrasa in Sitapur city of Laharpur, Uttar Pradesh and District Secretary General of Jamiat-ul-Hind asking for clarification on how Islam views interfaith relationships and culture of life.
In particular, Maulana Qasmi said that the defendant in Shraddha Walkar’s murder case, Aftab Amin Poonawala, should have loved Shraddha Walkar like his sister. He also reiterated his disapproval of the couple’s relationship, adding that same-sex relationships are forbidden in Islam. Speaking about the relationship between Aftab and Shraddha, Maulana Qasmi explained that Islam forbids Muslims from marrying non-Muslims.
Aftab Shraddha reportedly made advances and lured her into a relationship in the name of marriage. Shraddha left her parents and ignored their warnings. In addition, it was revealed that Aftab was a supporter of LGBTQ rights, which are forbidden in Islam and punishable by death.
In response to Aftab’s support for LGBTQ rights, Qasmi stated, “Islam has codified laws and whatever speaks against it, Islam does not permit it to be said or done.” We cannot punish anyone who violates Islamic law, but Allah will punish that person after death.”
Regarding the cohabitation of aftab and shraddha, Qasmi stated, “Islamic law does not permit cohabitation.” It is not permissible for a person to enter into a relationship without first being married. The basis of friendship varies, but without marriage, when someone enters into a relationship comparable to that of husband and wife, it is known as jeena. Aftab has committed a crime in the eyes of Islam.”
Shraddha Murder Case
Shraddha Walkar, friend and partner of Aftab Amin Poonawala, was murdered on May 18th. He dismembered her body into 35 pieces and disposed of them at various locations over the course of 18 days. The incident came to light after Shraddha’s father filed a missing persons report and Aftab was questioned by Delhi police. During questioning, Aftab, after initially misleading the investigation, confessed to the crime. The victim’s father has expressed concern about a possible love jihad in the case.
Murder case Nidhi Gupta
On Tuesday evening, 19-year-old girl Nidhi Gupta was pushed to death from the fourth floor of an apartment by her boyfriend Mohammad Sufiyan. The accused Muslim forced Nidhi to convert to Islam and marry him according to Islamic rituals. The victim, along with her family, confronted the accused and during the heated argument, Sufiyan pushed Nidhi from the fourth floor of the building. On Friday, the accused had been on the run since the incident and was arrested after a police encounter.