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No Love Jihad Says Karnataka Govt Over Daylight Murder Of Girl In Hubballi College Campus

Multiple stabbing and murder of a MCA student in broad daylight in BVB College campus has caused a political stir in the state. While the father of the deceased calls it an avenge for rejecting proposal, the govt refutes any scope of Love Jihad in the incident.

Edited By : Riwa Singh | Updated: Apr 19, 2024 18:25 IST
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Neha Hiremath and Fayaz

The murder of Neha Hiremath in broad daylight on the campus of BVB College in Hubballi on Thursday not only sparked outrage in Karnataka but also the incident of multiple stabbings by Fayaz for refusing a proposal ignited a political firestorm of Love Jihad.

Murder for a NO?

Neha, a first-year student of MCA died after being stabbed multiple times on the college campus in front of shocked students. The CCTV footage shows Fayaz stabbing her before fleeing.

Father of the deceased, Niranjan Hiremath, who is Karnataka Congress’s corporator, said that Fayaz attacked his 23-year-old daughter for refusing his proposal. She stayed away from him and mentioned that she didn’t like him. This rejection didn’t go well with her classmate Fayaz who in avenge killed her.

He added that they (the family) knew him and had a conversation with him before the incident where they explained that no marriage is possible because they’re Hindu and Fayaz was Muslim.

Love Jihad matter ignites

This triggered the debate of Love Jihad and the opposition parties, particularly the BJP, hit out at the Siddaramaiah-led Congress govt accusing it of doing politics of appeasement and sidelining the law and order.

Congress refutes father from Congress

While the BJP leaders have outrightly spoken on this murder of a Congress corporator’s daughter, the Congress govt. has something different to say. It firmly refutes the allegations of Love Jihad and state home minister G Parameshwara labels it as a mutual relationship. Wiping out the scope of Love Jihad, Parameshwara said that it doesn’t seem so.

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The accused has been arrested and further investigation is underway but the government not going by what its corporator has to say seems taking aback the citizens, the students and the opposition.

First published on: Apr 19, 2024 06:09 PM IST

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