Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Sadhvi Prachi said today that some Arab countries are funding the love jihad campaign in India by a large section of Muslims who target Hindu girls through entrapment and other criminal means to engineer a demographic change in the country.
Sadhvu Prachi said the handlers of love jihad operatives are paying between Rs 10 and Rs 25 lakh to Muslim boys for every daughter of a Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishyas or Shudra, sho would then be waylaid into forced or lured conversion to Islam and nikah to increase the Muslim population in the country.
Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad’s Mahant Narendra Giri, the head of the apex body of Hindu saints and seers, said Sadhvi Prachi should refrain from making such provocative statements. However, he added that action begets reaction, implying that the Muslims were the first to blame.
Expressing her views on love jihad, Sadhvi Prachi has said that those found guilty should be hanged till death in public places.
Notably, the killing of college student Nikita Tomar in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh has stirred the debate on love jihad. On 26 October, the 21-year-old Hindu woman was shot dead by a Muslim stalker, identified as Tauseef, in broad daylight when she was returning home from college. After the incident, huge protests had erupted in the Haryana town, with the protestors demanding stern action against the accused.
After the shocking incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to bring a strict law against ‘love jihad’ and warned that those people who are involved in ‘forced conversions’ would be sent on ‘Ram Naam Satya’ journey.
Responding to Yogi Adityanath’s comment, Mahant Giri had said: “Time has come to deal with this issue in the strictest possible manner. Jihadis should be given such punishment that people remember it for generations to come. Some Muslim youths wear a tilak, tie the holy thread and a rudraksha and get into relationships with Hindu girls. They marry the girls and then force them to convert to Islam. Many girls are killed if they refuse to comply.”