India: Rape Victim Converts to Islam to Marry Accused

An Indian rape victim has told a city court that she wants to marry her violator in order to end the social stigma she has faced since 2005, even converting to Islam so she can marry the man.

“The mother of the accused had approached the victim and put pressure on her for the marriage. It is a ploy to organise a false marriage ceremony to get the accused out of the jail,” said advocate Banju, who is associated with the Rape Crisis Cell, Delhi Commission of Women.