NEW DELHI: In yet another ploy to create a communal rift, the West Bengal unit of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) issues dos and don’ts to counter what they term as “love jihad”.
Alleging Muslim men paid to ‘lure’ Hindu girls, the distributing VHP pamphlet guidelines issuing a list of ‘dos and don’ts reads, “Muslim youths will try to lure you (Hindu girls) by acting like a film star. They will try to lure you with expensive gifts, good food, blackmailing women using intimate images, etc. Don’t fall in the trap. Inform the VHP and lodge an FIR in the local police station.”
As a solution, the VHP’s advisory advises married women to respect Hindu culture and were traditional mangalsutra, sindoor, bangles, and shakha (white bangles of conch-shell) diligently.
“We have published hundreds of leaflets/pamphlets on love jihad and how our Hindu girls/women should defend themselves from this menace (Love Jihad),” Sourish Mukherjee, the VHP media convener, said.
The victims of “love jihad” will also get legal assistance from the VHP. “If we get to hear of any such case, we will support the family and even give them legal aid, Mukherjee added.