Citing ‘love jihad’, Sangh groups in UP unite to ‘fight’

The first such organisation has been formed in Meerut — Meerut Bachao Manch.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published:August 31, 2014 3:18 am

The Uttar Pradesh BJP unit may have dropped the issue of “love jihad” from its poll agenda, but various Sangh Parivar-linked organisations, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Hindu Jagran Manch, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, are joining hands to set up new fronts, particularly in western UP, to fight such alleged conversions.

The first such organisation has been formed in Meerut — Meerut Bachao Manch — where a former madrasa teacher had alleged forced conversion and gangrape earlier this month. The new front recently organised a peace march in Meerut and submitted a memorandum to the district administration demanding strict action in the case. It also sought measures to curb “love jihad”.
RSS sources said such organisations would also be set up in Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Saharanpur and Baghpat districts.

“So far, one front has been formed in Meerut. Such fronts against ‘love jihad’ will soon be formed at local levels in all other districts… Patriots will support our crusade against ‘love jihad’ that is leading the country towards another partition,” said VHP national spokesperson Surendra Kumar Jain.

“The formation of Meerut Bachao Manch was inspired by the recent incident… The front has made an appeal to the district administration to stop such incidents,” said Chirag Gupta, ABVP’s Meerut district secretary. He said senior ABVP leaders will hold conventions in different districts to create awareness among Hindus to protect their girls from conversions.

“We have supported an organisation, the Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, in Moradabad that is also working against ‘love jihad’. Workers of various organisations including BJYM, ABVP, VHP and others will soon form such district-wise fronts and work under a single banner,” said Hitesh, state organisation secretary of the Hindu Jagran Manch.

He said open debates on the issue will be organised inside and outside college campuses in western UP from September 15. The ABVP will mobilise the youth, while the VHP will appeal to all Hindus to attend these debates.

Another Sangh Parivar-linked organisation, the Dharma Jagran Manch, recently started a similar campaign to appeal to Hindus to curb the practice of ‘love jihad’.

“We have so far re-converted only Muslim and Christian families to Hindusim. Individual Hindu girls converted to Islam through ‘love jihad’ have not been re-converted by us. If any organisation like ABVP or HJM comes to us with such ‘love jihad’ victims, we will re-convert the girls to Hinduism,” said Rajeshwar Singh, organisation head of Dharma Jagran Manch in western UP.

The BJP’s Meerut district president, Suresh Jain, said BJYM workers had joined the Meerut Bachao Manch because they are responsible citizen.

In Bareilly, BJYM leader Sudheesh Pandey said while no such front has been formed in the district yet, the BJYM would stage protests and launch an agitation if any case of “love jihad” is reported.

Last week, the UP BJP planned to include the issue of “love jihad” and conversion of Hindus in its agenda for its executive committee meeting. But the issue was dropped at the last minute, although the documents circulated to members contained references to the Meerut incident.

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  1. M
    Aug 31, 2014 at 10:01 am
    Congress , BJP and Sangh Parivar are habitual of dividing the society on the communal line. They started this by opening the lock for the prayer by Hindus and and demolition by Babri Musjid demolition respectively. Before Babri incident was there any terrorist bomb blast in country? answer is no , But after that what happen all we know Mumbai serial blast ,Blast in Jaipur ,Kashi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Benglore, Taj hotel attack etc.dia society will never tolerate communal division perpetrated by extremists people.By installing the curtain of high growth , BJP should help Hindu extremists in dividing the society.We cannot afford further division of society. We have already seen the bitter consequences of division in 1947. Division of 1947 was result of mistrust between two community. Same kind of mistrust is taking root in society once again. Lakhs of Muslim people are migrating from their home district Muzaffarnagar due to fear of Jats. Indian government and state gov. should try to persuade the Muslim community not to migrate. But neither state or union government are making efforts to arrest the migration and building the trust between both community.
  2. A
    Aug 31, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    It is a handiwork of an insution comprised of the hate-mongers that don’t want communal harmony in our country. However Islam does not sanction such conversion.Such marriages are practiced and promoted by the bollywood and its fans in our society
  3. A
    Aug 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    The ISIS or its self-proclaimed Khalifates do not represent Islam by any means.It is clear that Islam and those who create mischief are polar opposites. In fact, many of the acts that they claim are in the way of Islam are deemed criminal by Islam. Neither their words nor their actions represent Islam.
  4. A
    Aug 31, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    It's still propaganta not rality using for communal politics and tense atmoshphere among religious .
  5. A
    Sep 1, 2014 at 3:12 am
    Kuon desh drohi malum padrai in u r reply, bhai. Desh drohi kabhi bhi bharat matha Ki jai nahi bolthe, mey desh premi hoo, Bharat matha Ki jai
  6. A
    Aug 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm
    Ruthless facts of Love Jihad: Planned Methods of luring Hindu girs !!The Jihadi organisations active in the field of ‘Love Jihad’ in Kerala have fixed a time of 2 weeks for establishing an affair with a young Hindu girl and 6 months for marrying and converting her. If a girl does not fall into the love-dragnet within 2 weeks, the Jihadi boy is supposed to try for another girl. A list is prepared of young Hindu girls who have recently taken admission in colleges and are likely to fall into the trap.’ (Kerala Kaumudi [Malayalam Daily], Feb. 2009) Given ahead are some methods adopted to lure these girls into the love-dragnet.
  7. P
    Aug 31, 2014 at 10:15 am
    love is awesome. but why conversion must post marriage?
  8. B
    Being Human
    Aug 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    Perhaps, that's what you have been nurtured with since birth. Not your mistake all together. This doesn't help anyone. Do something better with your thoughts, innovate in your field. Give back to the society before you die. Remember, only truth in the world is "Nothing is permanent". And religion is the most dangerous innovation whether it's Islam, Hinduism or Christianity because it directly affects your feelings, emotions and makes our blood boil without doing any help to us. Get rid of that. Life will become easier. My 2 cents!Feel free to ignore it or post comments with your abusive comments. It doesn't matter. It will just waste your energy. :)
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