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BJP Cancels 'Love Jihad' Off Its Resolution

After breathing fire over 'love jihad', BJP today dropped mention of it in the party's political resolution but continued to rake up the issue of alleged crime by men of minority community against Hindu women as part of efforts to consolidate its vote bank ahead of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The political resolution passed at the party's two-day state executive meet made no direct reference to 'love jihad' (marriage between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman), but wondered, "Is it just a coincidence or a design behind atrocities against women of a particular community and perpetrated by those belonging to a particular community?"

BJP accused the Samajwadi Party government of shielding crime by men belonging to a particular caste and religion against women belonging to a particular community without using the word 'Hindu'.

It also sought to rake up communal issue by saying the state government was openly protecting those involved in animal slaughter.

State party chief Laxmikant Bajpai had in his inaugural address yesterday asked youths to be vigilant on the issue of 'love jihad', questioning whether men of the minority community have got the licence to convert and rape women of majority community.

However, interestingly, the political resolution passed today did not have any reference to 'love jihad'.

When asked why the resolution was silent on 'love jihad', Bajpai said, "It was not on the agenda, so there is no question of having it in the resolution."

After its grand performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state, where it bagged 71 of the 80 seats, BJP asked its workers to strengthen the organisation from the booth level so that it can come to power in the state with thumping majority.

It asked partymen to launch a people's movement against "complete anarchy and lawlessness" and oppose "communal appeasement and crumbling law and order".

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51/D-82
Aug 28, 2014
05:27 PM

Excellent article by Ravinar

www.mediacrooks.com/2014/08/medias-love-jehad-denial.html#.U_6KFDxM_y8.twitter

I did not know that the Kerala HC had warned about Love jihad way back in 2009. The media people are denying it in 2014!!

Akash Verma, Chennai
50/D-62
Aug 28, 2014
01:25 PM



Press Conderence Announcement

ANHAD is organizing a press conference tomorrow on August 28, 2014 at 12 noon at IWPC, 5, Windsor Place, New Delhi.

We are quite alarmed at the way the right wing is using ‘Love Jihad’ to polarize people and spread hatred between communities.

The term ‘Love Jihad’ is being used as a dangerous weapon. Messages on whatsApp and face book are flying and relating the phenomenon as an international conspiracy of the Muslims. Communal politics, communal violence all over uses women’s bodies as the site of contestation and community honour. Women’s sexuality is sought to be controlled as they are seen as the repository of culture, values, faith and honour.

Such campaigns against inter-religion, inter-caste marriages are not only against the spirit of a diverse and plural society they also aim to control women’s sexuality and polarise the society along communal lines for electoral and political purposes.

Anwaar, Dallas
49/D-59
Aug 28, 2014
01:08 PM

Saroja mami,

[[Can you give the figure for men during the same time?]]

Why do you want the figure for men? Isn't it enough when you have the figures for Hindu and Christian women converting to Islam versus the figures for Muslim women converting to either Hinduism or Christianity? What do you want to prove otherwise that you cannot prove/disprove with this set of figures?

Ganwaar, Ganwaarpur
48/D-57
Aug 28, 2014
12:57 PM

" The Power of Islam !!"

Absolutely.

Also proves that Islam does not discriminate between the sexes. Whether one's spouse is a male or a female, s/he must convert.

PS: All practices which discriminate against women are not Islamic. 

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
47/D-55
Aug 28, 2014
12:49 PM

"Why can't we abolish the plethora of individual religion based succession laws and replace them with this one as a precursor to a Uniform Civil Code?"

No UCC please, we are secular.

D.L.Narayan
Visakhapatnam, India
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