The Supreme Court witnessed heated arguments during the Love Jihad case. The Supreme Court objected to senior advocate Dushyant Dave’s loud arguments. The court also took objection to his accusation against the BJP members that they were trying to disturb communal harmony in Kerala by terming his client Shafin Jahan’s marriage to Akhila alias Hadiya as Love Jihad.
The Kerala government has challenged the NIA probe into the Love Jihad case. Submitting an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Kerala government said that it has been two months since the NIA has been probing the case, but the agency has found no concrete evidence that Love Jihad exists.
The question is not about Love Jihad. The question is whether the High Court can annul a marriage is what the Supreme Court sought to know. Changing its preliminary view, the SC said that a father cannot be seen dictating the personal life of a 24 year old daughter.
The National Investigation Agency will seek the help of the Kerala police in probing alleged cases of forced conversions. The NIA has collected data on conversions that have taken place in a forced manner. Most of the data that is being collected is from the Therbiyathul Islam Sabha in Kozhikode, a religious centre authorised by the Kerala government.
The National Investigation Agency is set to crack down on the Dawa Squads in Kerala which indulge in systematic conversions as part of Love Jihad. Under the scanner of the NIA are 98 conversions that have taken place in the past year.
Many have questioned the existence of Love Jihad. Some have dismissed it as conversions as permitted by the Indian Constitution. However going by the detailed investigation that the National Investigation is conducting in the Love Jihad case, it becomes clear that there is a problem of plenty.
There are 648 persons missing in Kerala since the year 2012. The police have not been able to crack these cases as a result of which the central agencies have stepped in. Sources in the Intelligence Bureau say that out of the 648 who are missing 297 are women. While not all cases are suspicious in nature, central agencies do not rule out the possibility of many having joined foreign terrorist outfits.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court directed the National Investigation Agency to probe an alleged case of Love Jihad in Kerala. The court said that the case will be probed under the supervision of retired Supreme Court judge, R V Raveendran.
The menace of Love Jihad is back. In Kerala where the problem is immense has prompted several organisations to set up helplines to save women falling prey to love jihad. Not just Hindus, but even Christians have been complaining of girls falling prey to love jihad. In Kerala, the CPI(M) has termed this concept as a Sangh propaganda in a bid to expand their vote bank. The issue of Love Jihad is however not new to Kerala. It has been rampant since 2012. In that year itself there were an estimated 2,268 cases reported.
Lucknow, Jan 28: The Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2017 is only getting interesting with each passing day. The Rashtriya Lok Dal has devised a strategy to get votes from both Muslims and Jats. The party has fielded two candidates who have inter-religious and inter-caste marriages.