A Magistrate court in Pala in Kerala's Kottayam district ordered police to register an FIR against Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt for his' love & narcotic jihad' comment.
The court on Monday (November 1) ordered FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 153 (A), which relates to "Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony".
As reported by the Organiser, Kerala Catholic Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt had said Muslims use love-jihad and narcotic-jihad to end the non-Muslims.
"They've realised that in a nation like India, taking up weapons & destroying others isn't easy, they're using other means. Their aim is to promote their religion & end non-Muslims. They use 'love jihad' & 'narcotic jihad" ANI had quoted Pala (Kerala) Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt.
He had added, "Jihadis, through love or other means, use women from other religions for misusing, for terrorist activities, or for economic gains..Those trying to prove that there's no 'love jihad' are trying to feign ignorance. It's not just a love marriage, it's a war strategy."
The Bishop had also warned about how narcotics were used to destroy the non-Muslims.
"The narcotic jihad is the activity of spoiling the life of non-Muslims, particularly youths, by making them addicted to drugs…Various types of drugs are being used in ice-cream parlours, hotels and juice corners run by hardcore jihadis. They are using various types of drugs as a weapon to spoil non-Muslims", bishop Joseph had said.
He had added, "The rave parties, which promote use of narcotics, and the drugs being seized from such events have presented this fact before us. We see a lot of people among us who lost their jobs or abandoned studies after they became drug addicts."
The Bishop said that in the perspective of jihadis, non-Muslims have to be annihilated and when the agenda is spreading the religion, and eradication non-Muslims, the ways for attaining that agenda get manifested in different manners. He emphasised that love-jihad and narcotic-jihad are two such ways.
The Bishop's comment had created a political storm in the country, with Communist parties and Congress distancing itself from the Bishop's comment.
The Bharatiya Janata Party supported the Bishop for speaking the truth. Kerala BJP President K Surendran had said there was nothing wrong with Bishop's statement, and he was only speaking the truth.
After his statement created uproar, Bishop Kallarangatt had justified his comment in church mouthpiece 'Deepika', arguing pseudo-secularism will destroy the country.
The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) had said in September that a section of media misinterpreted the Bishop's statement. This statement was interpreted as a statement of support for Bishop Kallarangatt.