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‘Love jihad’ is a demographic aggression and a reality that requires strict law: VHP | India News

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New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an affiliate of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Wednesday welcomed the Uttar Pradesh government’s new law against forced religious conversion carried out using marriage as a tool.
Alok Kumar, VHP International Labor President, said the law is not against interfaith marriages, but has been introduced to safeguard the rights and interests of underage girls caught in marriages using a false religious identity.
He also said that the word “love jihad” has not been used in the law, but it is a reality that perpetuates demographic aggression.
“Love jihad is about demographic aggression and it is done with the objective of increasing the population of a community. It is a reality. And behind it is not love, but the intention of increasing the population and it is done under religious instructions,” he said Kumar.
“The new legislation in Uttar Pradesh does not stop interfaith marriages. It also does not stop conversion, but it is to control deceptive conversions made under pressure. Everyone should support it,” added the VHP leader.
He noted that the first states to enact laws against conversions were states not governed by the BJP, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
Kumar said that laws must be made to protect the integrity of a human being. “Is it legitimate and legal to catch an underage girl going to school hiding her true identity, hiding her religion and making her emotionally vulnerable in the process? Will some civilized society allow it? Will someone allow conversion because of greed And the intention? Behind it? ” Kumar questioned.
The VHP leader believes that ‘love jihad’ is an organized activity and is being funded by foreign agencies.
RSS and its affiliates have repeatedly criticized the issue of Hindu girls being deceived by Muslim boys into hiding their religious identities.
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Siddharth Nath Singh reported Tuesday that the state cabinet has decided to introduce an ordinance against illegal religious conversions.
“If someone wants to get married and do a religious conversion, that person has to inform the district judge two months before doing so and there is a prescribed form and if the person gets permission regarding that, that person can undertake the religious conversion together with marriage, “he added.

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