Amid the controversy over 'love jihad' case of Kerala woman Hadiya, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday insisted that attempts are being made to create Islamic State in Kerala. "There are terror activities going on in Kerala in the name of love jihad," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Prasad also said that while the Constitution permits people to follow faith of their choice, alluring people by the use of money is illegal.
Hadiya's husband has alleged that BJP chief Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath are using this case for political propaganda. Dushyant Dave, lawyer for Hadiya’s husband Shefin Jahan, said that Adityanath and Shah were trying to vitiate the atmosphere by raising slogans against the marriage and calling it ‘love jihad’.
"This is politics - Amit Shah going to Kerala vitiating the atmosphere. And the UP chief minister going there raising love jihad issue," he had told the court.