A RSS-affiliated group plans to marry off Muslim girls to Hindu men as part of its ‘beti bachao, bahu laao’ (save daughters, bring daughters-in-law) campaign to counter “love jihad.”
The campaign title seems to have been inspired by Prime Minister Narendara Modi’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’ campaign.
Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) said it will facilitate the marriage of around 2,100 Muslim women who wish to marry Hindu men and will also support them financially, and provide security, The Indian Express reported.
“Only Hindu girls are being targeted by Muslim youths in love jihad( a term used by Hindutva groups to refer to Muslim men marrying Hindu women) . They hide their Muslim identity, wear sacred threat on wrists, tilak on forehead and even recite Hanuman Chalisa to trap Hindu girls… jo jis bhasha me samjhega usko waise samjhayenge (We will teach them in their own language),” the report quoted HJM’s state chief Ajju Chauhan as saying.
According to the report, the purpose behind the inter-religious wedding is also to control population.
In a similar move, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad had, earlier this week, threatened that they will send Bajrang Dal youths to attract Muslim girls, if Muslims do not stop ‘Love Jihad.’
“Muslims must stop love jihad, otherwise we will send our youths from the Bajrang Dal to attract Muslim girls. We are not opposed to love but our girls think Shah Rukh and Shirish are the same or Salman and Sunil are the same, but they don’t know that Hindu boys marry only once and the others will marry several times,” the VHP leader Gopal was quoted as saying.