Vishwa Hindu Parishat has launched a help line to stop the ‘love Jihad’ in Uttar Kannada and asked girls and their parents to provide information about the ‘Love jihad’ in college campuses.
The VHP provided five telephone numbers and said the details of the information provided would be kept secret. It also requested the people to contact police if some ‘anti-social’ elements enter the college campuses and create problems for the girl students.
Addressing a press meet at Karwar on Wednesday VHP Talkuk secretary Prasad Kamat said that many cases of love jihad were reported from Karwar, Sirsi, Haliyal and Bhatkal taluk in Uttar Kannada district. He added that in such cases most of the Hindu girls were placated in the name of love and then converted to another religion. Mr. Kamat said that a memorandum is submitted to the Deputy Commissioner of Uttar Kannada to investigate in detail about the sudden disappearance of Hindu girls from the district.
Alleging that college campuses serve as the centre of so called ‘Love Jihad,’ Mr. Kamat said that VHP is planning to launch an awareness campaign with the help of college administrative bodies.
Mr. Kamat that strict rules should be compulsory enforced in the classes to prevent the girls from eloping with anti-social elements in the name of the love. He said that the attendance should be made compulsory in the colleges and parents should be informed if the attendance of the student is less than the average.
Introduction of dress code and a ban on the entry of outsiders in college campuses were also demanded by the VHP. It also sought the banning of some TV channels on the pretext that the channels are spreading anti-Hindu sentiments and message of ‘Love Jihad.’
Mr. Kamat alleged that the Uttar Kannada district administration is deliberately hiding the details of the ‘Love Jihad’ and VHP would launch an agitation against. it he said. VHP leaders, Ratan Durgekar, Ashok Vernekar, Jayashree Krishnamurthy and Sudha were present.