The cover photo of the latest issue of Himalaya Dhwani, a magazine brought out by the women’s wing of Vishwa Hindu Parishad called Durga Vahini, has gone viral for it features the morphed face of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan half covered with a ‘burqa’. A strap underneath reads, ‘dharmantaran se rashtraantaran’ meaning ‘conversion of nationality through religious conversion’.
Durga Vahini has apparently launched a campaign to convert Hindu women who married Muslim men, claiming the ghar wapsi campaign must address ‘love jihad’.
According to a report published in the Hindustan Times, Rajini Thukral, the coordinator of the magazine, has reportedly said, “She (Kareena) is a celebrity. The youth try to emulate celebrities. They think if she can do so, why not us?”
Commenting further on the possibility of Kareena Kapoor suing the publication over the morphed picture, Prakash Sharma of VHP said, “If actress Kareena Kapoor has a problem with this, the doors of court are always open for her,” as reported by agencies.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan tied the knot in 2012 after five years of courtship. Saif had, recently, in an exclusive column on Love Jihad for Indian Express, wrote what issues the couple had to face, owing to their religious differences, when they decided to get married.
“When Kareena and I married, there were similar death threats, with people on the net saying ridiculous things about ‘love jihad.’ We follow whatever religion or spiritual practice we believe in. We talk about them and respect each other’s views. I hope our children will do the same,” Saif had quoted. (Read the full article here: Saif Ali Khan: Intermarriage is not jihad, it is India)