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Now its time for LOVE JIHAD?
inayatdhanda | 20 Dec 2009

The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed all investigations into the cases of love Jihad in the state saying that it was wrong to implicate one community in the case. Though many agree that its better to keep love away from religion, many are shocked on w

THE KERALA High Court on Thursday (December 17) stayed all investigations into the cases of love Jihad in the state saying that it was wrong to implicate one community in the case. Though many agree that it is better to keep love away from religion, many are shocked on why the court has taken a different stand to its earlier one.

It is a probe that has hit a legal see saw. The Kerala High Court has now stayed all investigations on love jihad and the alleged attempt by extremist organisations to lure Hindu and Christian girls to Islam through marriage. The court says it is wrong to implicate one community and that love and religion cannot be mixed.

The court might have been right in saying that love and religion shouldn’t be mixed. But what many here ask is how this time round the court overlooked a crucial order given by another judge which clearly says that close to 3000 to 4000 girls were converted over the last four years.
Just three months back another high court judge had said that conversion in the guise of love was rampant in Kerala. Some of the girls had testified in court that there was a deliberate attempt to insult their religion. Even the Kerala police chief had testified that their probe found many instances of conversion through marriage, especially in North Kerala.
What about the lives of at least 4000 girls reported by the Kerala director general of police? Say if he is wrong, why don’t you initiate criminal action against the kerala DGP. If the police is fabricating as per their say, why should they fabricate, why should the police do it. If so take criminal action, why is it being kept vague.
While the latest order has shown the kerala police probe in poor light. Some Hindu organisations in the state are now planning to go to court again, to revive investigations into what they call love jihad.