Bahu lao-beti bachao: Bajrang Dal's new campaign after 'Love jihad'New Delhi: Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced that it would launch ‘bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign from February 17 in Uttar Pradesh. As people's interest from the controversial ‘love
New Delhi: Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has announced that it would launch ‘bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign from February 17 in Uttar Pradesh.
As people's interest from the controversial ‘love jihad' and ‘ghar wapsi' wanes, the Bajrang Dal have formulated the new campaign under which they will protect Hindu boys who marry Muslim or Christian girls” and will also create awareness among Hindu families “to protect their girls from falling in love or getting married to Muslim or Christian boys”.
“The ‘bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign will be a reply to ‘love jihad' and will seek to bring girls from Muslim or Christian communities as daughters-in-laws for Hindu families,” Bajrang Dal state convenor Ajju Chauhan told a newspaper.
“In ‘love jihad', Muslim youths use fake identity of being a Hindu to marry Hindu girls for which they get funding from different organisations. But, in ‘bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign, we will neither ask the Hindu youths to cheat girls, nor provide them any money to lure girls of other communities,” added Chauhan.
“Bajrang Dal will only provide protection to the couple—Hindu boy and Muslim or Christian girl – if they face threat from their families before or after marriage”, he added.
Office bearers of the outfit have already discussed how they will go about the campaign. Street plays, pamphlets, and hoardings will be the main elements.
The Bajarang Dal intends to spread the campaign in other states like Kerala and Karnataka.