Hate campaign

Updated - November 16, 2021 09:13 pm IST

Published - September 13, 2013 02:53 am IST

This refers to the article “ >Where Sangh spins narratives of victimhood, belligerence ” (Sept. 11). People are not naïve to believe dirty stories floated by the sangh parivar. Girls are mature enough to decide whom to love and marry. Well educated Hindu girls marry Muslim boys and Muslim girls marry Hindu men. The so-called saviours of Hinduism play dirty politics. They know nothing about Islam and Hinduism. The ‘jihad’ the VHP leader is talking about is against the teachings in madrasas. ‘Love jihad’ is a hate campaign sponsored by the sangh parivar.

Tarique Anwar,

New Delhi

The report is bound to excite sensitive people in U.P. and elsewhere. The VHP leader’s claim that 95 out of 100 girls who elope are Hindus is nothing but fertile imagination. I am sure there is no proof to substantiate the claim.

S. Vydhianathan,


Saying that ‘love jihad’ is a rumour fuelled by the sangh is to deny the truth. It is a reality we need to confront. I was astonished to see a response in the letters column which said there is no such thing as love jihad, and questioned The Hindu’s decision to publish it on page one (Sept. 12). I commend the newspaper for carrying the report. Of course, it is for people to decide whether love jihad is a blatant lie promoted by the sangh or an organised game plan.

Sanchi Singh,

New Delhi

This is in response to a >letter that says “love jihad” exists in Kerala and Karnataka (Sept. 12). The propagandist myth of “love jihad” is a bubble that burst in Kerala as far back as January 2012. There was an official investigation into the matter and the police came up with nothing. But the campaign was carried on for over a year.

Zayan Asif M.P.,


The report on love jihad was disturbing. The sangh forces are adopting communal tactics to destroy the unity of India.

Md Imran Ahmed,


0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.