Bajrang Dal to launch 'Bahu Lao, Beti Bachao' campaign to counter 'Love Jihad': Report

Notwithstanding the fact that controversy over conversion issue is yet to settle, the Bajrang Dal – youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad – is now preparing the ground to launch another campaign 'Bahu lao Beti Bachao', reports stated on Saturday.

By Tarun Khanna | Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 16:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Notwithstanding the fact that controversy over conversion issue is yet to settle, the Bajrang Dal – youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad – is now preparing the ground to launch another campaign 'Bahu Lao, Beti Bachao', reports said on Saturday.

According to reports in a daily, the Bajrang Dal will launch 'Bahu Lao, Beti Bachao' campaign across Uttar Pradesh from February 17, 2015 onwards. The group also claims that the campaign will counter 'Love Jihad' and attempt to bring girls from Muslim or Christian communities as daughter-in-laws for Hindu families.

“Through Love Jihad they (Muslims) deceive our daughters, but with `Bahu Lao, Beti Bachao` andolan, we will make sure that the girls from other communities are not duped into marriage. We will support such couples wherein a Muslim or Christian girl is willing to marry a Hindu boy ” a senior Bajrang Dal leader was quoted as saying by newspapers.

The Hindu-outfit is also planning to launch the similar campaign in Karnataka and Kerala.

A controversy had erupted earlier this month when a right wing group had organised a 'Ghar Vapsi' campaign wherein it reportedly converted many people from a minority community in some states. 

The incident had created a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In its response to the Opposition over the conversion issue, BJP has demanded an anti-conversion law.