Kozhikode: Muslim outfits in Kerala on Monday
said the `Love Jihad`, where girls from other religious
background are allegedly lured to marriage and converted to
Islam, is a "malicious-and mis-information campaign" by Sangh
The term `Love Jihad` is a misconceived notion "raked up"
by Sangh Parivar outfits and reference of such a term by
Constitutional establishments like the judiciary "is not a
good sign", a joint statement by various prominent Muslim
leaders here said.
"The mis-information campaign against the non-existent
organisation in the name of `Love Jihad` would only lead to
vitiating the prevailing communal harmony and create suspicion
among various communities and the parties concerned should
keep themselves away from levelling unsubstantiated charges,"
the statement said.
The Kerala and Karnataka High Courts had recently
directed the police to investigate allegations of `Love
The signatories to the statement include State Muslim
League president Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, general
secretary of All India Jem-uth-Ulema A P Abubacker Musliyar,
and chairman of Peoples Democratic Party Abdul Naser Madhani.