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Home ministry denies existence of ‘Love Jihad’

Date: 05 February 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

The Centre said the term ‘Love Jihad’ is not defined under the law, and no such case has been reported by any of the Central agencies.

 

Background

It was based on a question by Congress MP Benny Behanan on whether Central agencies have reported any case of ‘Love Jihad’ from Kerala during the past two years and if so, the details thereof.

 

Details

  • Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy said Article 25 of the Constitution provides for the freedom to profess, practice and propagate religion subject to public order, morality and health. Various courts, including the Kerala High Court, have upheld this view.

  • The statement comes in the wake of protests against the stance of the Syrian-Malabar church on ‘love jihad’ in the second week of January.

  • The Church had then called for inquiries into instances of ‘love jihad’ in which Christian girls fell victims to inter-religious love affairs. In some cases, such girls also joined terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State.

Love Jihad

  • Love Jihad or Romeo Jihad is the alleged effort by Muslim men in targeting women belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by using love.

  • The concept first rose to national attention in India in 2009, with claims of widespread conversions in Kerala and Karnataka, but claims have subsequently spread throughout India and beyond, into Pakistan and the United Kingdom.

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