MUMBAI: Sunaina Roshan’s boyfriend Ruhail Amin has responded to the ‘love jihad’ angle given to his love story by his alleged girlfriend’s family.
“This incident has once again exposed the dark underbelly of identity politics at play in today’s liberal times which are totally uncalled for,” Ruhail told News18 in an interview.
Sunaina had earlier claimed that she is being mistreated by her family including her father and brother because she is in love with a man from a different religion. She alleged that her family termed Ruhail a terrorist and that she is “living in hell”.
“Labeling someone extremist just because he/she belongs to a certain religion is simply outrageous and needs to be condemned in strongest words,” he added.
Ruhail, according to media reports is a Kashmiri journalist who is already married and currently lives and works with a news organization in Delhi.
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The journalist and Sunaina had their first encounter when the former used to cover entertainment for a news channel. “She wants to restart her life on a positive note and wants her family to support her decisions.” He further talked about how they came to know each other. He said, “We met first when I used to cover entertainment for a news channel. We reconnected through social media,” Ruhail told News 18.
On pointing out that why is there a problem now when Hrithik was once married to Sussanne Khan, Ruhail said, “Everyone can see the irony here.”
In an interview to a portal, Sunaina revealed she met Ruhail last year. “I was in love with a Muslim guy, my father slapped me and told me that the guy I loved was a terrorist, which Ruhail isn’t. If he was one, would he go scot-free and work in the media? Wouldn’t he have been behind bars? I met Ruhail through Facebook last year but I hadn’t saved his number as I didn’t want my parents to know. I shifted out of Palazzo apartments in Juhu, where my parents stay and started living in a hotel apartment but came back to my parent’s home last week. I got in touch with him through his office.”