Hindu outfit demands law against ‘love-jihad’ in Uttar Pradesh

Hindu outfit demands law against ‘love-jihad’ in Uttar Pradesh
Ajju Chauhan (fourth from right) raising slogans in Collectorate of Agra. Pic: HT

Agra: Members of ‘Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha’ on Saturday demanded an effective law to keep an eye on cases related to ‘love-jihad’.

The Hindu outfit gathered at Agra Collectorate and submitted a memorandum addressing the chief minister.

The national spokesperson of the Mahasabha Ajju Chauhan also justified the cold-blooded murder of migrant labourer Mohammad Afrazul, saying that such reaction could be expected from a person who has lost his daughter or sister because of love-jihad.

“There is need for effective law against ‘love-jihad’. Although the anti-Romeo squad had brought down such cases, they still continue to happen. The incident like the one in Rajasthan should not happen, but such action is very likely from a person in a fit of rage,” said Chauhan, who is known for making controversial remarks.

He had earlier promoted the idea of the marriage of Hindu boys to well educated Muslim girls ‘as an answer to love-jihad’.

“The couples from different faiths who intend to marry should be required to submit joint application before the DM or SDM and this should accompany the affidavit of parents so that it can work as ‘no objection certificate’. The authenticity of this affidavit should be verified to ensure if it is not given under pressure or threat,” said Chauhan in the submitted memorandum.