Thousands protest against ‘Love Jihad’ in Mumbai

Love Jihad’ in Mumbai

Leaders and workers of various right-wing organizations in the country have held a huge march against ‘Love Jihad’ on the streets of Mumbai, India. Thousands of people participated in this procession yesterday. At that time, the marchers demanded to take a strict role against enacting anti-conversion laws and land grabbing in the name of religion.

Love Jihad

Thousands of leaders and activists of the right-wing organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bajrang Dal, and Vishwa Hindu Parishad participated in the march. Organized by all Hindu societies, the procession called Hindu Jan Akrosh Morcha started from Shivaji Park in central Mumbai and ended at Parel Maidan after covering more than four kilometers.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Many leaders and MLAs of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the center took part in the rally. At this time, the marchers raised slogans against ‘Love Jihad’. Security has been beefed up on the entire route on the occasion of the procession. Additional police were deployed.

In India, minority girls from the majority community are allegedly being converted using love or marriage as bait. In this case, Hindus as the majority and Muslims as the minority are mainly indicated. BJP leaders have dubbed this alleged effort ‘Love Jihad’. Political debates in India are raging around such allegations.

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister

In this regard, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said last December that his state government will review the ‘Love Jihad’-related laws enacted in other states. Appropriate decisions will be taken in this regard later.

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