Mother of Faisal, who was hacked to death by a group of RSS workers for converting to Islam in Kodinhi, Malappuram district of Kerala, accepted Islam on Wednesday. She changed her name from Meenakshi to Jameela. The conversion ceremony was held under the leadership of a Sayyid from Maunathul Islam Sabha.
Earlier Faisal’s wife and children had converted to Islam and were planning to go to Ponnani to learn basics of the religion. Now, his mother will also accompany them.
Speaking to media, Meenakshi has earlier said that she had given permission to her 32-year-old son who was murdered on 19 November 2016 to convert to Islam.
He converted to Islam after getting permission from me. He was in very good terms with the whole family even after he changed his religion. However, Sangh Parivar workers in neighborhood and some of the relatives were very angry with his decision. Vinod (Faisal’s sister’s husband) had threatened him of chopping his head. He even told this to my daughter
He was killed in the early hours of the day by a group of assailants, who were later identified as RSS workers, for converting to Islam and prompting his family members to do so. Those arrested included his brother-in-law Vinod and seven others.