“Love Jihad” is a term used by right-wing groups to target relations between Muslim men and Hindu women, which, they believe, is a reason for forcibly converting women.
“Love Jihad” is a social evil and a law is necessary to tackle it, Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said today, revealing that the state government was consulting experts on the subject.
“This love jihad has been there for some time and it is a social evil. A law is necessary – that has been the loud thinking of various sections of society in all states,” Mr Bommai said today.
“We are looking at what steps we are going to take and we are consulting our law experts also. Based on those decisions, we would also like to have some protection… this inducement of youngsters into love jihad and then conversion,” said the minister.
This came after BJP’s National General Secretary CT Ravi tweeted that the state could bring law banning religious conversion regarding marriage.
On lines of Allahabad High Court’s order, Karnataka will enact a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage.
We will not remain silent when Jihadis strip the dignity of Our Sisters.
Any one involved in the act of conversion shall face severe & swift punishment.
— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) November 3, 2020
(Story by ANI, Edited By Anoushka Sharma)