In what they called an attempt to “educate” young Hindu women and girls about the “ill effects” of marrying a Muslim man, a right-wing outfit, affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, is all set to launch a “save Hindu girl” campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
The campaign, aimed at countering the alleged “love jihad” will begin on July 15 with the Hindu Jagaran Manch (HJM) planning to conduct classes in schools and colleges run by the RSS.
The pamphlets, which the organisers plan to distribute among girl students, says “love jihad” is an attempt to turn India into an Islamic state. According to media reports, the pamphlets advises girls to ascertain the identity of their suitors by checking their voter ID card or Aadhar card. “Take them to a temple and see whether he accepts prasada or not,” it reads.
The HJM further warns the Hindu girls about the consequences they may have to face if they marry a Muslim man.
A national daily on Monday quoted the pamphlets as saying, “Your (the girls') freedom will be curbed and you will not be allowed to wear what you want. You will have to cook non-vegetarian food. You will be turned into child-bearing machines. You might be given divorce by your husband simply by uttering talaq thrice.”
The RSS, however, distanced itself from the move saying HJM conducts their programme independently and does not seek its approval.