Disturbing: Netizens turn brutal killing of Khushi Parihar into case of ‘Love Jihad’


    Amar Ashok Jajoo | Jul 15, 2019 15:37

    Khushi Parihar and a picture (in the inset) posted on Khushi’s social media account by a user claiming that Khushi’s murder was an act of ‘Love Jihad.’

    The news of 19-year-old aspiring model Khushi Parihar allegedly murdered by her 28-year-old boyfriend Ashraf Sheikh left Nagpurians in shock. The girl’s dead body with her face smashed was found lying on Pandhurna-Nagpur highway on Saturday (July 13). Asharf has been arrested and has reportedly confessed that he killed Khushi as he suspected her character and her ‘closeness’ with her male friends. Khushi, who was studying in a college in Nagpur, had reportedly left her parents house in Digdoh in Hingna.

    While the entire incident is horrifying, what’s more disturbing is the fact that many people on social media have turned her killing into a case of ‘Love Jihad.’ While some are mourning her death and demanding justice, many people can be seen blaming Khushi for her death as she trusted a ‘Muslim’ man. Commenting on one of Khushi’s pictures on her Facebook account, a user also wrote, ‘Accha Hua Mar Gayi!’ Some users (including men and women) even warned Hindu girls to stay away from Muslim boys.

    When one of Khushi’s friends tried to reason it out in the comments section saying that she doesn’t believe in religion and its humanity, which matters in the end, she got bullied. One of the users even had the audacity to write about Khushi’s friend, “These types Hindus girls only understand where they r murdered and thrown.” Another user commenting on another picture of Khushi wrote, “Bahut accha hua Jo bhi Hindu ladkiya Muslim Muslim kerti hai lo aaya na maza.”

    Here are some disturbing screenshots from the comment section:  

    Screenshots from the comment section of Khushi Parihar’s social media account
    Screenshot from the comment section of Khushi Parihar’s social media account