Mohsin put in jail; wife, Hansa, sent to Nari Kendra for communal peace
DNA Roxy Gagdekar l Godhra , Jan 19
The Muslims of Godhra may be preparing to welcome chief minister Narendra Modi for his Sadbhavna fast on January 20, but the district administration has shown no such sadbhavna for a Muslim youth and a Hindu girl who are in love with each other.
The lovebirds have been separated allegedly to prevent any conflict between Hindus and Muslims in Godhra ahead of chief minister Narendra Modi’s Sadbhavna fast on January 20. The girl’s parents are opposed to their marriage. The youth is lodged in Godhra sub-jail while the girl has been sent to the local Nari Kendra.
After a few years of dating, Mohsin Pathan (25) and Hansa Magnani (25) got married in court in February 2011. They eloped in November 2011 only to reappear in the office of the Godhra superintendent of police in December 2011.
The couple are so much in love that, despite rallies, fasts and memorandums by local saffron groups against their relationship, they don’t want to leave each other.
They came to the district police chief’s office on December 22, 2011 and sought police protection. A leader of the Muslim community from Godhra told DNA on the condition of anonymity that Mohsin had been arrested only because he had refused to leave Hansa. “The police want to prevent any conflict between the two communities at least till the end of Modi’s Sadbhavna fast,” he said, adding that Hansa also had refused to go to her parent’s house. If Mohsin’s father, Mehboob Khan Pathan, is to be believed, his son was arrested on false charges because the police succumbed to political pressure mounted by the BJP, VHP and the RSS units in the district. Mohsin is booked on the charge of using a mobile SIM card under a false name.
“Before eloping with Hansa, Mohsin had purchased a SIM card in his name. But the seller activated the card in some third party’s name and not in Mohsin’s name,” said Mehboob Khan Pathan. “The third party was forced to file a complaint against Mohsin just to keep him in lock-up,” he added. However, sources in the police said that Mohsin was booked only after they received a complaint against him and not because of political pressure.
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