On 19th March 2011, a woman named Snehalata had married a man named Samshuddin Shah after falling in love with him. Snehalata, who resides in Banda, Uttar Pradesh was looking forward to her new marriage for which she had converted to Islam and had also changed her name to Shamshun Nisha.
16 months into her marriage she received her 1st jolt when her husband was named as an accused in the July 2012 Nagpur bomb blast.
According to reports, her husband had supplied arms and ammunition to those who had carried out the blast. The report also claimed that after she protested against her husband’s activities, her in-laws threw her out of the house.
On 21st October 2014, her husband was released on bail. But after returning home, he started torturing Snehalata, which included assaulting her. A few days later he left without informing anyone. In May this year, he suddenly called her up and uttered the dreaded talaq word three times. Snehalata has also alleged that now, Samshuddin is also threatening to kill their daughter.
Apparently after deserting Snehalata, Samshuddin had started living with a girl named Meena. Snehalata has alleged that he is a habitual offender who traps gullible girls into marrying him after they convert to Islam. He then deserts them some time later.
Snehalata had reportedly petitioned Islamic religious leaders for help, who turned a deaf ear after stating that she has to agree to it as it was a norm in their religion. The SP of her region has assured action against Samshuddin and also claimed that he would be arrested soon.
Hindu groups like the VHP and the Durga Vahini have now joined the issue by calling it a case of love jihad. They have also alleged Samshuddin was not alone and his friends were also involved in similar activities.