Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday called "love jihad" a dangerous thing and told the Kerala government that it should act against it.
According to the News18 report, Adityanath, who is in Kerala for a rally protesting the murders of RSS workers in the state, said "Love jihad is a dangerous trend. The Supreme Court has already passed an order on it and the NIA is investigating it."
The chief minister was referring to the case of a 24-year-old Hindu girl who converted to marry a Muslim man. The Kerala HC had annulled their marriage.
Adityanath, a vocal opponent of so-called "love jihad" also urged the state government to take action against such incidents.
"Kerala government should make its stand clear about love jihad," TOI quoted him saying.
'Love jihad' is a term used by radical Hindu outfits. They claim it is a conspiracy by Muslims to convert Hindu women through marriage.
It seems like Adityanath is unaware that the Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned has the HC's order and ruled that "a father can't have control over a 24-year-old girl." The apex court also questioned the NIA probe into her marriage.
Meanwhile, Adityanath's history with the Muslims hasn't been very friendly. He has time and again made controversial statements against the particular community, from comparing Shah Rukh Khan to Hafiz Saeed to lauding Donald Trump on banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.
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