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Muslims brutally beat up, slit throat, behead Hindu youth for marrying Muslim

Posted by jagoindia on August 1, 2008

Youth killed for marrying Muslim
Asian Age

July 31: A kangaroo court brutally “punished’ one Sailendra Prasad at his in-law’s village Lakshmanpur in Berhampore as he married Manera Bibi.

The judges of a self-proclaimed village court never agreed to their inter-religion marriage. The Berhampore police arrested the three self-styled village court judges for ordering a fatwa of death sentence to Sailendra. Sailendra from Bihar worked in Mumbai and had a close relationship with Manera by hiding his religion. When he came to Lakshmanpur village, he disclosed his religious identity in an inebriated state. Being angry for his drinking habit, his father-in-law Ansaria Sheikh and mother-in-law Fatema Bibi disclosed his religious identity to the self-styled village “judge”. A Kangaroo court was set up and they forcibly disrobed Sailendra and gave a death sentence to him.

Accordingly, Sailendra’s throat was slit and he was brutally killed on July 14. His body was hid in a jute field. On July 17, the Berhampore police recovered his decomposed body but was clueless about the murder. However, the victim’s wife and her parents failed to bear the brutal killing of Sailendra.

Kangaroo court executes husband

Behrampore, July 31: A 30-year-old was beheaded after a kangaroo court in a Murshidabad village decided he must die because he had married a girl from another community and the couple had hidden his religion from her family.

The young father, who was visiting his in-laws with his wife and 10-month-old son, was murdered in Lakshmanpur village, 210km from Calcutta, on July 14.

His beheaded body was found in a jute field outside the village on July 17 but was identified only after his wife, a 25-year-old who has been working as a maid in Mumbai for three years, went to police on July 27 after learning of the shalishi (kangaroo court) verdict.

“After about six months in Mumbai, I met my future husband, who worked there as a construction labourer. We got married at a marriage registrar’s office but I did not tell my father that my husband belonged to a different community. At the end of 2006, I brought my husband home to Lakshmanpur. He came under an assumed name as the village is very orthodox. We stayed for 12 days and there was no problem,” she said.

The village is so dogmatic that a shalishi meeting had fined her father Rs 200 for sending his daughter to work in Mumbai. “My father had become old and could not work. The family used to run on the meagre income of my brother, who worked as an agricultural labourer. So, three years ago, I was compelled to go to Mumbai to work as a maid,” the woman said.

She and her husband returned to Lakshmanpur on July 1 this year, this time with their son. On July 14, while watching a ritual along with other villagers, the man softly muttered a cry that was a dead giveaway of his religion.

His father-in-law overheard him and the same afternoon, went to village elders to tell them of his suspicion.

“A shalishi meeting was arranged in the compound of the village primary school the same evening, where my father took my husband. From that night, my husband was missing,” she said.

The young wife initially thought he had panicked and fled to Mumbai. But soon word spread in the village, and she got to hear of how the villagers had used force to find out her husband’s religion.

“When they found he belonged to a different community, they severely beat him up. Then the shalishi gave its verdict that the punishment for my husband was death as he had suppressed his religion, and that he must be beheaded,” she said.

Her brother said their father knew all along that his son-in-law had been murdered but kept it from his wife and children. “We learnt that almost everyone in the village knew about my brother-in-law’s fate. On July 27, the three of us (the siblings and their mother) went to Behrampore police,” he said.

Arun Das, the inspector-in-charge of Behrampore police station, said when the complaint was filed, they realised that the body they had recovered on July 17 must be his.

“We received a complaint against 10 persons, launched an interrogation and raided the village. We arrested three persons who had participated in the shalishi. They confessed to their crime. Interrogating the arrested persons, we came to know that four villagers had carried out the killing,” Das said.

Another officer said they confessed that the victim’s hands and feet were tied and he was gagged. “Then he was carried inside the jute field by four villagers and beheaded.”

Before making the arrests last night, Das took the young widow and her brother to the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Behrampore and recorded their statements.

The rest of the villagers who were part of the shalishi and the father-in-law had fled on July 28, when the police raided Lakshmanpur the first time. End

Courts outside pale of law
The Telegraph
Calcutta, July 31: Lack of education and poverty sustain shalishi sabhas in the state, economists and sociologists said in the wake of the beheading in Murshidabad.

Most of the disputes that are brought before the kangaroo courts, being held for decades, have to do with marriages and property disputes.

On July 14, a shalishi in Murshidabad pronounced the death sentence on a 30-year-old man because he had married a girl from another community and the groom had hidden his religion from her family. He was beheaded.

The poor and the illiterate in villages want to stay away from the legal apparatus, said sociologist Baishali Sinha.

The Murshidabad village of 1,200-odd people had one primary school, one graduate and eight or nine villagers who have cleared Madhyamik.

The government had introduced the West Bengal Block Level Pre-Litigation Conciliation Board in the Assembly in 2005 to settle disputes before moving the judiciary. Through this step, the government wanted to put a legal stamp on shalishi sabhas.

But the bill was withdrawn after the Left parties and the Opposition failed to reach a consensus.

Asked today about the continuation of kangaroo courts in villages, chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said: “Shalishi sabhas have been operating for several years in our state. What else can I say?’’

Economist Kalyan Sanyal said shalishis continued in the state because of economic reasons and also because the Left did not want to interfere with the practices of village communities.

“In Bengal, the government is allowing shalishi sabhas as it wants the parallel system of customs and pre-modern society to continue,” Sanyal said.

CPM leader and land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah, however, found nothing wrong with shalishi sabhas. “Village people care for others and believe that a shalishi sabha will render proper justice. Even courts had at times paid respect to decisions taken by such sabhas. If an inter-caste marriage can be settled through a shalishi sabha, what’s the need of a poor family to spend money in court?” Mollah said.

Lakshmanpur, the village where the 30-year-old man was beheaded, has witnessed many shalishi sessions. People there feel shalishi sabhas help establish the “rule of society’’.

“We encouraged shalishis to keep people from defying societal norms…. We may be less educated but our village society has to be kept intact through informal courts. We had lots of such sabhas,” said a resident of Lakshmanpur.

6 Responses to “Muslims brutally beat up, slit throat, behead Hindu youth for marrying Muslim”

  1. gopal said

    High time the we had a hindu law in India.
    Boot out the so called secular forces first. Otherwise Public gets what it deserves.

  2. Amudhan said

    Casteism and religious fanaticism is ruling the roost. Our educated people are more fanatic in their adherence to caste and religious segregation. Atleast illiterate people can be forgiven. I am a victim of forced marriage, to prevent me from marrying a girl born of intercaste marriage all my relatives joined their hands together, harassed, harangued and hounded me from every corner. Even now in whichever company i get employed two of my relatives with good contacts are getting me dismissed. As a result i am living a niggers life. So there is nothing to be surprised if illiterate villagers are resorting to murder for the sake of safegaurding caste and religious segregation. We have to change our ecucational system. People must be helped to learn religious principles and laws on their own.It is their clinging to religious leaders is the real root cause of many a social ills

  3. kaafir said

    Interesting that none of the news reports mention any religions – they say, he was from a different religion, but no mention of the religion. Is it left to the readers to assume whichever religion they want to assume for the guy who was murdered, or is shalishi court well-known to be a Muslim phenomenon?

  4. jagoindia said

    His wife’s name is Manera Bibi, father in law’s is Ansaria Sheikh and mother-in-law is Fatema Bibi. What religion do they sound to you?!?

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  6. Kaafir said

    “His wife’s name is Manera Bibi, father in law’s is Ansaria Sheikh and mother-in-law is Fatema Bibi. What religion do they sound to you?!?”

    My friend, exactly my point. That the religion of the culprits wasn’t explicitly mentioned in this case; whereas if it had been done by a Hindu, we’d have seen all kinds of labels flying around.

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