Indian RSS group launches campaign to marry 2,100 Muslim women to Hindu men

09:46 AM | 4 Dec, 2017
Indian RSS group launches campaign to marry 2,100 Muslim women to Hindu men
NEW DELHI - The Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), an associate group of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has intended to conduct marriages of 2,100 Muslim women with Hindu men from next week, reported Indian media.

RSS, which is known as a hardliner and violent Hindu organisation, has linked with the ruling party of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The group has announced the plan under a campaign called “beti bachao, bahu lao”. It added that the couples will be provided security, social and financial aid by the association.

The 2,100 weddings will be held in the next six months, the RSS affiliate said, adding that the marriages would be held following Hindu rituals, while Muslim women would not be forced to convert to Hinduism.

HJM’s head Ajju Chauhan said that the programme has been initiated in response to “love jihad” under which Muslim men allegedly trap the Hindu girl for marrying them.

Talking to The Indian Express, he said: “Only Hindu girls are being targeted by Muslim youths in love jihad. They hide their Muslim identity, wear sacred threat on wrists, tilak on the forehead and even recite Hanuman Chalisa to trap Hindu girls… jo jis bhasha me samjhega usko waise samjhayenge (We will teach them in their own language).”

The HJM chief said that the programme will help control the population. He said, “If a Muslim girl is married into a Muslim family, she will have to deliver 10 children and when these children grow up they will speak against Hindus. But if that girl is married to a Hindu family, she will not have to deliver that many children and she will be an addition to the Hindu population”.