New Delhi: Why should Hindu girls have to convert to Islam after marriage if they are in “true love” since it does not require anybody to change religion, a report quoted a Bajrang Dal leader as saying.
According to a TOI report, Bajrang Dal's UP convener Balraj Dugar has demanded a ban on such conversions post-marriage and said that they would put an end to “the menace of love jihad".
Dugar said: "Why would a Muslim man want a Hindu girl to change her religion after he marries her? We will write to the President of India, demanding a ban on religious conversions after marriage.”
The ban would “give people the right to marry whoever they want and also protect the majority community against the menace of love jihaad," TOI quoted Dugar as saying.
The remarks come following a mahapanchayat in Shamli district's Kandhla town over the issue of a Hindu girl who had gone missing along with her family's 40-year-old tenant Mohammed Asif.
Friday's meeting was attended by the leaders of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP).
Both Asif and the 22-year-old girl were later found in New Delhi's Vasant Vihar area. VHP and Bajrang Dal have claimed that this was a case of "Love jihad", the report added.