Conviction clears doubts on the conscious entrapment of Hindu girls

    04-Jan-2022
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The conviction cleared many doubts of several people on the conscious entrapment of Hindu girls by Muslim youths. A Muslim youth was convicted for wrongly introducing himself, rape etc., under the various laws. He has been identified as Javed, a resident of Kanpur. The Kanpur Court sentenced him ten years imprisonment and Rs 30 thousand fine under the various laws.
 
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The youth had introduced himself as Munna to a minor Hindu girl in 2017. He trapped her in love. Both later ran away from home to marry each other. When they reached an unknown place, the accused told the victim that his name was Javed. He further asked her for the Nikah as per Muslim tradition. When she refused to perform Nikah, Javed raped her, she had said in FIR.
 
Although it is a case that may come under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Act, 2021, the crime took place in 2017. Article 20(1) of the Constitution expressly bars the retrospective application of criminal law. Hence, it is impossible to apply the Conversion Act, which came in 2020, to a crime that happened in 2017.
 
UP Police had submitted the charge sheet in the Kanpur court after a detailed investigation. After several hearings, the court found Javed guilty and sentenced him to ten years imprisonment along with Rs 30 thousand fine for raping a 17-year-old girl. He had been charge-sheeted under Sections 363, 366A, 376, 3/4 of the POCSO Act and Section 3(2)(v) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, as per Live Law report.
 
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