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Why doesn’t the gov't want to find Indira's daughter?

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 26 Nov 2018, 4:45 am

“I will be more confident of my identity, and I think I wouldn't have to be afraid of people asking me whether I'm a Muslim or an Indian.”

– Karan Dinish, son of M Indira Gandhi

COMMENT | Tevi Darsiny, the eldest daughter of M Indira Ghandi, said this to the Malay Mail: “For the past nine years, people ask us what are we, as in what religion are we? And my answer would be 'I'm a Hindu', with confidence. After today, I can say with assurance that 'I am a Hindu'."

Tevi said this after the Federal Court nullified her and her siblings' conversion in January because it was carried out without Indira's consent.

Who is missing from this picture? That's right, her youngest child Prasana Diksa, who was kidnapped by their religious extremist father Muhammad Riduan Abdullah, and who still hasn't been located by the state security apparatus.

What was Syariah Lawyers Association president Musa Awang's response to this after the landmark ruling? "There might be people who will take advantage (of the ruling) and abscond with the child and hide the child until the child decides (what religion they want to embrace)."

A reminder to anyone who cares why Islamic laws affect non-Muslims in Malaysia to contradict the lies and victimhood of religious extremists who claim otherwise:

“A good example of this is the way how unilateral conversion robs a child of his or her right to decide if he or she wants to belong to a religion which has profound implications on the way how its believers live in a country where Islamic laws define Muslims and there are legal ramifications of being Muslim.”

The question now is not so much where Indira's youngest daughter is, but why the state security apparatus doesn't want to find her. If you really believe that it is doing everything it can to find Prasana, you are living with some serious delusions.

Keep in mind that in the cases of Indira and S Deepa, the state security apparatus assumed the role of antagonist and was an impediment to justice. This is a matter of public record and something most Pakatan Harapan political operatives...

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