This audio recording is a conversation with the girl, who was called a ‘victim’ of Love Jihad by right wing Hindutva forces. The interview took place on August 30, 2014 at her house, in Hapur with journalist Neha Dixit. It took place in the presence of her mother, T, who can be heard in the course of the interview. S, the girl, talks about how she and Kaleem were in love and wanted to get married but her parents were opposed to the match on religious grounds. Kaleem is an accused in this case and has been in jail for the last two months. She also says that she fears for her life.
This interview was not publish earlier for the fear of the girl’s safety, who has now been provided with police protection by the court. The name of the girl has been beeped in this clip to protect her identity.