After forcibly converting Kerala woman to Islam, man tries to sell her to IS as sex slave; NIA to probe case

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The National Investigative Agency will investigate the sensational case of forcible conversion of a woman in Kerala, the Kerala High court was told.

Akshara Bose, a resident of Ranni, was converted forcibly to Islam by her husband Muhammad Riyas, after recording her intimate moments with him.  She fell in love with Riyas when she was studying animation course in Bengaluru. According to her complaint, after recording the bedroom scenes, Riyas threatened to make them public if she did not convert to Islam. Riyas and her accomplices also tried to brainwash the woman by showing her Zakir Naik’s videos.  She adopted name Ayesha after conversion.

The complaint says Riyas had obtained Aadhar card using forged documents. He used this document to register their marriage, which was held on May 16, 2016. Riyas used to encourage her to like Islamic State and wanted her to join the terrorist organization. She stated that Riyas had forced her wear full-body veil and tried to take her to Saudi Arabia and Syria. She feared that Riyas was trying to sell her to IS as a sex slave. Unable to bear the pressure, she shifted her residence from Bengaluru to Gujarat.

Reports say Riyas was ideologically close to Popular Front of India and its political wing SDPI.