In India, the common Muslim practice is to kidnap young Hindu women, forcibly convert them to Islam, and then marry them (or turn them into sexual slaves). The process is known as the “Love Jihad”, and it bears a strong resemblance to the “grooming and pimping” epidemic in the UK.
There are many many good reports on this phenomenon, but nearly all in Hindi (and many are documentary shows running one to two hours long, but all of those are in Hindi). The problem is that English language media in India is controlled by a small number of powerful groups, and ALL of them are left-secular leaning. In India that means whitewashing any crime done by Islam (be it historical, or more current). You could say that is one of the top planks on which the left-secular movement stands. So they simply deny or play down any instances of “Love Jihad” — this being the name given to it by Hindu organizations.
Here is a website with links, not very good (go to parent of this URL for more links).
Here are statistics confirmed by police investigations. In the states of Kerala (Muslim population 30%) and Karnataka, over 3000 Hindu and Christian girls have gone missing over the past three years. Some are never found again. Some resurface as Muslims.
Usually the girl goes missing. A few months later, her parents receive a letter (with picture of her) saying, “I have converted to Islam. Don’t look for me anymore.” In many cases, the girls are used in the terrorism pipeline, as couriers etc. Some end up as sexual slaves for Jihadi warriors.
Some Hindu organizations have done video documentation of cases where the girl actually tried to run away etc. For example, one is here. All the material is in Hindi, though…
I myself have worked with an organization that helps Hindu girls in this situation, and so know ground details. The numbers and the methods of “disappearance” are really quite staggering. In the region of Marathwada (in state Maharashtra) alone, each year 300 Hindu girls go missing in this way. Police will not act because of political pressure to deny this phenomenon. Parents cry and cry till the tears dry away. They run pillar to post for someone to help find and bring back their daughter. All they have is a letter saying “I have converted.”
Rape is a part of this process.
Girls often (as in the video above) elope with the boy, not knowing who he is, that he is already married etc. (in India, Muslims are allowed to have four wives). When they find out, they try to run, but are often raped brutally to break their will. I followed several individual cases, but it became very hard emotionally to hear those things, so I don’t anymore. Very often, the girl is made pregnant, so that she feels even more vulnerable, and stops resisting.
A few days ago, another case emerged where the Muslim had posed as a Hindu even after marriage (i.e. during the marriage, he said he was Hindu, only later revealed he was Muslim). Here is a report.
The case above came into the news only because the victim is a national shooting champion and belongs to a former royal family (i.e. very influential). Most victims are middle-class and their stories never make the news.
I will keep trying to find good English reportage. If there is some service by which one can translate Hindi to English for a video documentary, I can surely point to good Hindi documentaries.
The Wikipedia article is OK, but really misses a lot of details that have emerged over the past few years. Even so, I would start with it. It sort of describes the state of knowledge a few years ago.
Note from the Baron: A contrary point of view, which considers the Love Jihad to be a myth, may be found at Caravan Daily.