‘Love jihad’ not worth talking about: NCW

Lalitha Kumaramangalam said she would much rather use her position to work on bigger issues like honour killing.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 15, 2014 1:55 am

National Commission for Women chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam has said that ‘love jihad’ is not an issue worth talking about, but has been “blown out of proportion” due to “media hype”. She said she would much rather use her position to work on bigger issues like honour killing.

“I do not want to talk about love jihad. It is a totally unimportant issue compared to some of the other issues that women need to tackle. If you (media) stop talking about it they (political leaders) will also stop talking. There is a deep-rooted bias in society against women…Take the issue of honour killings. It is far more important for me to deal with that than against love jihad,” Kumaramangalam said during an interaction at the Indian Women’s Press Corps.

On occasional advisories from BJP leaders on how women should dress, she said: “I have always been very vocal against it… It is very unfortunate (that people make such statements)”.

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  1. laad laad
    Nov 15, 2014 at 12:46 am
    Anything inconvenient for the Mullahs or the Sickulars is not worth talking about. Why don't the sickular ever show the no. of registered inter religious marriages and what percentage of which religion change to which other religion.This will forever debunk imaginary arguments. But don't just publish the records from the registrar office. Publish records from the mosques and other registers maintained for any Nikkah including those cases where the bride had to change names. Not sure if they ever keep a track of this.Better yet they can ask the Muslims to reform islam to say that Apostasy (leaving Islam) is not punishable by death.