A Dalit woman was raped by one Imran Khan in Susner town of Agar-Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh. The act was recorded by Khan’s female relative, Kali Chachi, who facilitated the crime and put the video on online platforms to shame the girl when she refused to be blackmailed for subsequent sexual exploitation.
The matter came to fore when the 18-year-old girl approached the police on Tuesday accusing Imran Khan of raping her in a house on September 15, Susner police station in-charge OP Mohta said.
The victim was lured to the house by her acquaintance, Kali Chachi, he said adding the victim claimed that Khan was waiting in the room and pounced on her as soon as she entered.
Kali Chachi recorded the act on a mobile phone. They threatened the girl to keep quiet about the incident and let her go. Two days ago, Khan pressurized her to meet her again and threatened to upload the video on social media. Upon her refusal, the accused put it on social platforms.
Police have arrested Khan and Kali Chachi and registered cases against them under relevant sections of IPC, SCST Atrocities Prevention Act and Information Technology Act.
Such instances of Muslim women facilitating rape or sexual grooming of non-Muslim girls are disturbingly common. In January, we had reported on the case of a Bengaluru teen who was gang-raped, confined & tortured for 40 days by a Muslim family (including women of the family).
In the words of Sankrant Sanu, while writing about another similar case from Bihar –
“When rape and molestation are supported by the family, it can no longer be considered merely a criminal act. It brings into question the values of that family. What kind of morality makes rape a family act?”
From UK, where Muslim sexual grooming gangs targeting vulnerable White girls were facilitated by women family members, to Syria and Iraq where Islamic State jihadis were aided by their wives in the brutalization of Yazidi women as sex slaves – this defining characteristic of ancient Islamic society is still alive and kicking across the world.
For orthodox adherents of Islam, propagation of the faith is paramount; and in a societal set up where women are considered second-class and commanded to stay covered up from head to foot and confined within the four walls of their home to maintain ‘purity’, the non-Muslim woman who enjoys greater freedom is looked down upon with special contempt and considered a valid target for sexual violence.
Changing this mindset, in a country forecast to have the world’s largest Muslim population by 2050, is the battle that our feminists & liberals would ideally be focused on if they had a shred of integrity.