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Not Ram Mandir, the ‘love jihad’ laws are the foundation of Hindu Rashtra

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23.11.2020

Love jihad’ is a figment of political imagination, but the power of its politics can’t be underestimated. You thought Ram Rajya was the foundation stone of the Hindu Rashtra? Think again. It is actually the bending of Hindu minds around the ghosts of ‘love jihad’ that will ultimately create the Hindu Rashtra.

‘Love jihad’ is slowly and steadily turning into the carrot that is leading the donkey towards the formation of a state where politics and religion merge, and the Hindu Rashtra will finally become a reality. Of course, those with even basic common sense can foresee that this will spell disaster for India. With popular acceptance of the concept, legitimised by discussions on television debates and social media, ‘love jihad’ has turned into a Loch Ness monster that people are convinced exists but has rarely ever seen, which makes it all the more dreadful.

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The anatomy of ‘love jihad’ is fascinating. Since time immemorial, lands have been fought over, conquered, and won for the pride of a kingdom, community, or tribe. One piece of land has recently been won in our very own country from the ‘Mughals’ — the Ram Janmabhoomi. Thus, reinstating the pride and honour of Hindus of India. But there is apparently a new conquest taking place in the 21st century in Narendra Modi’s New India that most Right-wing Hindus have taken note of. The conquest of the Muslim man over the Hindu woman. And the man who can’t stop noticing it is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Muslim men are being accused of running a “foreign funded” jihadist ploy for a while now, where much like guerrilla warfare, “charming” Muslim men ambush and lure innocent Hindu women to fall in love with them. These men........

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