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A law to prevent ‘love jihad’ will be enacted in Kerala if power is voted: BJP | India News


PALAKKAD: The NDA in Kerala would introduce a law to prevent ‘love jihad’ in the state, if power is voted in the assembly elections on April 6, as such cases are ‘more frequent’ here than in Uttar Pradesh , BJP head of state K Surendran said on Saturday
‘Love Jihad’ is a term used by right-wing activists to refer to an alleged campaign by Muslims forcing Hindu girls to become a form of love.
Surendran said the Christian community was now more concerned about the practice as they were reportedly under attack and had sought strict measures against it.
“Jihad love is more prevalent in Kerala than in Uttar Pradesh and a law is required to prevent it. The Christian community in the state is concerned and has sought strict action against jihad love. This is of great concern to them,” Surendran said. reporters.
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, governed by the BJP, had previously introduced religious freedom laws to stop conversions through marriage or any other fraudulent means.
When asked about the recent statement by BJP leader Shobha Surendran that the IUML was welcome to the NDA if they left their “ community agenda ” behind and accepted the leadership and policies of the government led by Narendra Modi, the head of state said the party would join only those who leave their affiliation with the IUML, Congress and CPM.
“The BJP in Kerala will not join the IUML, CPM and Congress. We will accept only those who leave their affiliation with these parties,” Surendran said.
He was speaking to journalists at a press meeting at the end of the Palakkad stage of the 15-day ‘Vijay yatra’ across the state, which began in Kasaragod on February 21, which was seen as the official launch of the election campaign of the BJP.
Several Union ministers and popular leaders of the saffron party and star activists at the national level are expected to join the yatra in the coming days.
Union Minister Amit Shah is expected to open the final of the yatra in the state capital on March 7, party sources said.

Times of India