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CID to probe into Maharashtra’s Muslim boy-Hindu girl marriages

Posted by jagoindia on July 6, 2009


Probe into Maharashtra’s Muslim boy-Hindu girl marriages

3 Jul 2009, Sanjeev Shivadekar, TNN

MUMBAI: Maharashtra’s criminal investigation department (CID) meant to
probe high-profile cases will now investigate love affairs that have
resulted in marriages between Hindu girls and Muslim boys.

CID has been told to check whether Muslim boys are enticing Hindu
girls as part of a ‘conspiracy’. Minister of state for home (rural)
Nitin Raut had announced this in the assembly on the last day of
Maharashtra’s budget session a fortnight back.

Participating in a calling attention notice, Eknath Khadse and
Devendra Fadnavis had said young Muslim boys in rural areas were
wooing Hindu college girls and then marrying them. According to them,
this was part of a ‘conspiracy’ to increase the population of the
community. Khadse even alleged that some Hindu girls had been sent to
Gulf.

In his reply, Raut admitted such incidents were happening. ‘‘I will
initiate an inquiry into this,’’ the minister had promised. But the
opposition demanded that he order a CID probe as the issue was
serious. Subsequently, Raut gave in to their demands.

CID chief SPS Yadav said, ‘‘We have yet to receive the order. The
first thing we will have to do is to check whether such an inquiry is
in consonance with the CID manual. If not, we will inform the
government about the norms,’’ he said. ‘‘If government persists, we
will decide on how to carry out these investigations.’’

Raut’s announcement has not gone down well with his cabinet colleagues
and leaders of the Muslim community. Senior NCP leader and labour
minister Nawab Malik said BJP has political interest in raising such
issues.

Congress leader and minister of state for home (urban) Arif Naseem
Khan said there is no provision in law where member of a particular
community can be stopped from marrying a girl\boy of another
community. ‘‘If any case where a girl\boy is pressurised into getting
married to member of other community, the offender should be certainly
punished,’’ he added.

Refuting the allegations made by Malik and Khan, Fadnavis said, ‘‘Had
we wanted to politicise the issue, we would have carried out morcha
and protest, instead we demanded CID inquiry that shows that our
intention was not to gain political mileage of the issue.’’

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