Hindu family in India converts to Islam after facing social boycott for 28 years

Vinod Prakash Khare, 51, was not even allowed to lend a shoulder to his father’s body for marrying a Muslim woman


News Desk August 25, 2017
Vinod Prakash Khare was not allowed to lend a shoulder to his father’s body for marrying a Muslim woman. DESIGN: EXPRESS

A Hindu man and his family have embraced Islam in India after allegedly facing social boycott for over 28 years for marrying a Muslim woman, said Hindustan Times.

Vinod Prakash Khare, 51, resident of Rajnagar Town in Madhya Pradesh state, said he had married a Muslim woman nearly 28 years ago. Following their marriage, his wife was assigned a Hindu name.

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However, their alliance was not accepted by the family, relatives and the society at large, and his family was ostracised, he alleged.

Khare, his wife, daughter and sons have finally converted to Islam on August 21.

“I was not even allowed to lend a shoulder to my father’s body during his funeral procession. In such times, the Muslim society helped us, so our family decided to accept Islam,” said the man, whose new name is Ghulam Mohammed.

“The Hindu society has not been supportive of us. Nobody used to invite us to marriages,” he added.

Local sub-divisional magistrate Ravindra Choukse said he was aware of the family’s conversion.

“I have got information about the conversion of Khare and his family. In case of any dispute or controversy necessary steps would be taken,” Choukse said.

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A local leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, a right-wing Hindu nationalist organisation, said he was trying to resolve the family’s problems. “I am in touch with the family. We are working to sort out their problems. They have assured to reconsider their decision.”

COMMENTS (3)

Komal S | 4 years ago | Reply If the same thing happened in Pakistan, the Muslim girl will be killed for honour killing and the Hindu man would have been killed too. On the hand if the Muslim man married the Hindu girl, she is automatically converted to Islam and everyone would rejoice that one more converted to Islam and work will start to convert rest of her family members.
rich | 4 years ago | Reply gulzar hussain read below https://tribune.com.pk/story/1490210/two-sisters-working-maids-sexually-abused-employer/
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