The Kerala High Court Justice KT Sankaran in a landmark judgment on December 9, directed the Kerala government to enact laws to prevent conversions in the guise of love and romance. The court also denied bail to two jehadis-Shahansha and Sirajuddin who tried to convert MBA students to Islam in the guise of love.
“Educational institutions where the younger generation is engaged in the pursuit of learning should not be the breeding ground of radical religion. There are clear indications of forceful religious conversion in the name of love and attempts to persuade girls who fell in love with Muslim boys to change religion,” the Judge observed.
The Justice rubbished the Kerala DGP’s report that Love Jihad was non-existent.
“Brilliant Hindus and Christians doing professional courses and from well-to-do families have fallen into the trap and got converted. 100 cases have been reported in Thiruvananthapuram and as per statistics 3000-4000 incidents have taken place during past four years”, the court observed
The Judge also observed that Love Jihad is operational all over the country and has the blessings of several Muslim organisations.
The BJP and Hindu Aikya Vedi leader Kummanam Rajasekharan have welcomed the court judgment and have stated that it vindicated RSS/BJP/VHP stand. RSS ideologue, Padmasri P Parameswaran, praised the Judge for his bold stand.