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18 Nov 2017

Ex-model accuses Muslim husband of forcing her to convert

In what appears to be a case of 'love jihad', a former Mumbai-based model has accused her Muslim husband of domestic abuse and of pressurizing her to convert to Islam after their marriage.

Rashmi, who has been married to Asif Shahbazkar for 12 years, has registered a complaint against two people at the Bandra police station.

Investigation is currently underway.

In context

'Love Jihad' in Mumbai? Ex-model accuses husband

Rashmi's statement to ANI

"After my marriage, I always felt a little pressure for converting. I never wanted to. He keeps telling me about love jihad," said Rashmi to ANI.

Details about the allegations


Details about the allegations

Breaking into tears in front of reporters, Rashmi said that her husband tortures and assaults her daily. She said that she was facing a "serious threat" to her "life".

Rashmi also said that Asif had recently married another Hindu girl half his age, and is looking to convert her too.

She said that Asif and his friend Muneeb exchange messages about converting Hindu girls.

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