It is official now. A week after demitting office as the State Police Chief of Kerala, T P Senkumar, the former Director General of Police, declared that Love Jihad is a reality in the State and many girls have fallen prey to this dangerous and cruel modus operandi perpetrated by Islamic terrorists with the active help and connivance of various terrorist organisations.
Senkumar while addressing a meeting organised by Janmabhumi (a popular Malayalam newspaper owned by the Kerala BJP) to honour students who scored impressive victories in various public examinations said Love Jihad, an operation by Muslim boys to woo Hindu girls under the pretext of love and marriage only to get them converted to Islam and dump them for prostitution and terrorism, has claimed the lives of hundreds of Hindu girls who resorted to the extreme step when they found themselves between the devil and the deep sea.
This is the first time a senior police officer who himself investigated the cases of Love Jihad has come out with a revelation like this. Senkumar had investigated two incidents of Love Jihad in his capacity as state police chief recently as per the directive of the Kerala High Court.
“This is a bizarre operation. The girl who falls in love with one Muslim boy ends up marrying another person much against her wishes. But there is no way out for the victim because by that time it would be quite late and she finds herself in a trap,” said Senkumar, who was eased out of the post of State Police Chief by the CPI-M government in 2016 as Pinarayi Vijayan, the Marxist chief minister of Kerala found this IPS officer not amenable and flexible. Following his removal as SPC, Senkumar approached the Supreme Court questioning the propriety of the Marxist government’s action removing him from the post of SPC. The Supreme Court in a scathing attack on the Kerala government directed it to reinstate Senkumar as the police chief.
This is the first time a senior police official declaring that the Love Jihad is a fact and it has assumed alarming proportions. Senkumar’s decision to participate in the Janmabhumi meeting was attacked by various Islamist forces who alleged that the former Intelligence expert could be joining the Hindutwa forces soon. “I have attended and participated in meetings organized by Jamat-e-Islami and other such Islamic organizations in the past. Nobody did speak against me for attending such meetings. So what is the big issue in attending the Janmabhumi meeting? Please remember that Janmabhumi is a newspaper owned by the political party which rules the country,” Senkumar quipped when asked about adverse reactions to his participation in the meeting.
While he ruled out the possibility of him joining any political parties, Senkumar made it known that one can never equate RSS and the IS as alleged by certain sections of the society. “RSS is an Indian organization while IS is a foreign body. It is not possible to assess these organizations with the same yardstick,” said Senkumar, who as Intelligence Chief, is believed to have alerted the government of Kerala about various anti-national activities in the State.
Team PGurus had published features about the sensational and shocking reports submitted by the Intelligence Units in the State to the authorities alerting them about the unprecedented growth of Jihadi elements in Kerala and especially about the Love Jihads. Things reached a point of no return in June 2017 when a Hindu girl from Malappuram committed suicide after posting her video in the social media about the trap she had fallen into. She gave the details of the boy who trapped her in the Love Jihad and said she alone was responsible for taking the extreme step. “The youth who posed as my lover made me shell out a lot of money and jewelry for his needs, a video filmed me in compromising positions and threatened me of dire consequences if I do not cooperate with him,” said the girl from Thrissur district.
Meanwhile, many Islamist organizations have questioned the statements made by Senkumar about the rise in the Muslim population in Kerala.