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The widely talked, Anti-Conversion Bill is becoming a hot topic of discussion as people are coming forward and telling their experiences with the same. Late music director and composer, Wajid Khan's wife, Kamalrukh Kahn had created quite a commotion on social media when she had alleged his family of pressurising her to convert to Islam post-marriage. (Recommended Read: Hina Khan Jets Off To The Maldives For A Vacation With Beau, Rocky Jaiswal And Parents [Pictures])
Wajid Khan had taken his last breath on June 1, 2020, after a kidney infection had become fatal. According to the reports, he had also tested positive for Coronavirus. Wajid Khan's wife, Kamalrukh Kahn had penned a long letter on her experience of an inter-religion marriage as she is Parsi who had married a Muslim. Now, in an interview with the Times Of India, she spoke about the hardships she is facing while fighting for her children's rights. Scroll down to know more!
In the conversation, Kamalrukh Kahn revealed that Wajid Khan's support was her primary source of earning, and now his family is refusing to provide her with that. She said, "Now, when what is due to his kids is being taken away, I feel compelled to speak out. Life has brought me to a point where I need to fight for my children's due inheritance as his family has usurped his assets post Wajid's death. I am both father and mother to them, and in practical matters, always have been! My daughter is 16 years and my son is 9 years. I have to pay for their education and our upkeep. I work as a clinical hypnotherapist and our primary source of earning has been Wajid's marital support. If that too is being snatched away by those who haven't bothered to keep in touch with me or my children for the past 7-8 years, on such unfair grounds, I need to fight back on every front." (Also Read: Kajal Aggarwal's Unseen Reception Photos With Hubby, Gautam Kitchlu, Her Cookie-Studded Cake Is Goal)
Kamalrukh even claimed that her kids were called illegitimate as she did not agree to convert to Islam. She stated that Wajid's mother would ask the singer-composer to remarry to which he would not agree. She further said, "No woman should have to face what I have faced during these 17 years of marriage. If my children's inheritance is under threat and my reputation is being dragged through the mud, I will speak out. No one should be able to get away with this. Legal battles apart, people should know. If an educated, independent woman like me can go through this just because she married for love and did not convert, a lot worse can happen to others that are less empowered. Beyond forced conversions and marriages tied to conversions, I want to focus on the trauma that I have faced. My post isn't against any one religion. All religions are equal, it is how one uses faith to distort matters. I stand against this distortion."
Earlier, in the long letter that she penned, Kamalrukh had explained how she, a Parsi and her late husband, Wajid Khan, a Muslim had met in college and had fallen in love. Excerpts from the letter could be read as "I am Parsi and he was Muslim. We were what you would call "college sweethearts". Eventually when we did get married, we married for love under the Special Marriages Act (an act that upholds the right to practice one's own religion post marriage). And this is why this current debate surrounding the anti conversion bill is so interesting for me. I want to share my ordeal and my experience in an inter caste marriage - that in this day and age, a woman can face such prejudice, suffering and discrimination in the name of religion is a complete shame...and an eye opener." (Don't Miss: When Sanjay Kapoor Reacted To His Wife, Maheep Kapoor Buying Water Bra For Chunky Pandey's Wife)
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