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Shiv Sena sees international conspiracy behind ‘Love Jihad’ 

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday claimed “Love Jihad”, a phrase floated by the BJP and its right-wing affiliates to refer to Muslim men marrying Hindu women in a bid to convert them, was an international conspiracy to destroy Hindu culture and said that those who have called for this kind of Jihad should be taught a lesson. 

“Muslim terrorist organisations across the world have called for Jihad against Hindustan. Lashkar-e-Toiba, SIMI, Al-Qaeda are working for Islamisation of our country. ‘Love Jihad’ is a part of it and this is  happening throughout the country,” said an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna

The editorial also cited Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement where he said that Hindu girls should beware of “Love Jihad”. 

It supported the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Swami Adityanath from Uttar Pradesh who has made “Love Jihad” a campaign issue in the bypolls. “Hindus in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand are angry about this issue and he (Swami Adityanath) is working to vent out their anger,” it said. 

“They fool our girls, make them fall in love and later keep them as ‘one out of five’ under the burkha,” said the editorial. 

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