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Fatima's mother cries foul

Staff Reporter

BJP demands Government's intervention


  • Dharna staged at Baghlingampally
  • Government urged to keep Fatima in State Home



    IN AGONY: Yaddamma (centre) mother of Pallavi weeping at a dharna undertaken by her in Hyderabad on Thursday.

    HYDERABAD : The saga of Sanaa Fatima alias Pallavi took yet another turn with her mother Yadamma on Thursday expressing doubts that her daughter might have been murdered in retaliation to the killing of a youth Qader Ali. She was addressing a press conference along with the Telangana Pradesh Yerukala Sangam leaders.

    "Ali's supporters or friends might have killed Pallavi. To evade the murder case, they made another woman give an interview to a regional news channel claiming herself as my daughter," she alleged. She maintained that the woman who appeared on the news channel was not her daughter but a different woman.

    According to her, Pallavi could speak Telugu, English and the language of their Yerukala tribal community. "If the woman who appeared on the news channel is my daughter, let her speak in the tribal language and meet us to confirm the identity beyond all doubts," the woman said.

    She charged that MIM Lok Sabha member Asaduddin Owaisi and an advocate had colluded with the police to suppress facts in her daughter's case. There was no need for the MP to interfere in an ordinary case of a missing woman, she observed.

    Reacting to reports that Fatima expressed threat to her life from parents, Yadamma said she was her mother and not an enemy.

    "I don't' mind even if my daughter adopted a new religion. I'll provide separate room for Pallavi to follow her new religion but let her return to us," Yadamma said. Later, Yadamma and her relatives staged a demonstration at Baghlingampally urging the police to bring back Pallavi.

    BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya and MLA G. Kishen Reddy, after addressing demonstrators, demanded that the Government intervene in Pallavi's case to clear doubts of her parents.

    "We feel Pallavi is in the clutches of some religious fundamentalist organisations. How can we believe she converted to a new religion without coercion unless she comes out and meets her original parents," they asked. He appealed to the Government to keep Pallavi in State Home till the doubts raised by her parents were cleared.

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