NEW DELHI - India's obsession with the Pakistan Intelligence Agencies has been growing with each passing day and the latest example is testimony to that.
Indian Punjab woman on pilgrimage to Pakistan goes missing. The mother of three emerges in Lahore as a covert to Islam, married to a Muslim man. Indian media claimed she has been honey-trapped by the Inter-Services Intelligence, the Pakistani spy agency.
Kiran Bala went to Pakistan on April 12 as a member of the Shirmoni Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee group. Visited Nankana Sahib on April 14. Vanished on April 16. A video of her getting married surfaced the next day. She had become Amna Bibi. The nikaah document in the video shows her name as Amina.
India Today while quoting his father in law has said that she was addicted to the mobile phone, adding she was very active on Facebook and WhatsApp.
Singh, who works as a priest in a Sikh temple in Hoshiarpur, said, "We noticed her speaking to people on the phone for long and when asked, she would say that she was talking to a relative. I doubt that she was honey-trapped by the ISI for spying."
Thirty-two-year-old Kiran, a widow and a mother of three, left India on April 10, saying she wanted to visit Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Baisakhi.
Later, however, she told her family that she had converted to Islam and become Amna Bibi.
Kiran's husband had died in a road accident in 2013. She used to work at a Himachal biscuit factory but quit later to run odd jobs.
"After leaving her job, she became a mobile phone addict. The children told me that Kiran was active on social media. I fear that she might be involved in anti-national activities too," Tarsem Singh said.