'Love Jihad' is a reality in Kerala, claims BJP leader

A day after the Union Home Ministry told Parliament that no case of 'Love Jihad' has been reported by any of the central agencies, the BJP claimed that it was a reality, which is happening in Kerala.

Throwing its weight behind the Bishops of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, who kicked up a debate in the state recently over the incidents of 'Love Jihad' in the state, BJP national executive member P.K Krishnadas urged the Home Ministry to carry out a "comprehensive probe" into such cases to bring out real facts.

"The term 'Love jihad' is not defined under the extant laws but it is a fact that Love Jihad is happening (in Kerala)," Krishnadas told.

He accused the present CPI(M)-led LDF government and previous Congress-led UDF government of not giving a proper report to the Centre over the issue of "Love Jihad".

"The state governments controlled by the UDF and LDF give reports to the Centre saying that such incidents are not at all happening in Kerala," Krishnadas alleged.

He said the BJP shared the views of the Syro-Malabar Church on the issue of "Love Jihad".

"The complaint and allegations raised by the Syro-Malabar Church on the issue of "Love Jihad" is based on facts and truth. We share their views," he said.