If ‘Love Jihad’ is to be stopped then it is essential to study the reasons for its rapid spread.
1A. Incorrect actions and ignorance of Hindu girls
1A 1. Promptly believing the Jihadi boys : ‘A Jihadi of Pakistani origin said, “It is easy to deceive Hindu girls, since they are innocent and promptly believe anything that is told to them. When we talk sweetly and flatter them, they consider us Jihadis as their own”. – Mrs. Durga Sardesai, USA.
1A 2. Innocent and inexperienced age of the girls : ‘Most Hindu girls who are victims of ‘Love Jihad’ are in the age group of 13 to 18 years. Jihadis lure these girls of innocent and inexperienced age, ensnare them in the love-dragnet and later rape them. Physical attraction of the inexperienced age prevents them from understanding what is good or bad for them. Thus, they fall prey to love.’
1A 3. Marrying Jihadis with an intention of bringing them into the national mainstream : Some young Hindu women are aware of the Islamic cruelty, but in their inexperienced age they have a misconception that they can change the mindset of at least one Jihadi by bringing him into the national mainstream, and thus they end up harming their own life.
1A 4. Considering Jihadis to be virile and Hindus to be impotent : ‘When we visit girls who have been ensnared in the love-dragnet of Jihadis, they openly challenge the manliness of Hindus by saying that ‘Jihadis are virile and Hindus are impotent’.
1A 5. Ignorance about the history of Islamic invaders : A major reason why Hindu girls become victims of ‘Love Jihad’ is that they are ignorant about the atrocities (for 1330 years) of Islamic invaders on Bharat and the Jihadi philosophy of Islam.
1A 6. Ignorant about the importance of Hindu Dharma : One important reason why Hindu girls are victims of ‘Love Jihad’ is their ignorance about the importance of Hindu Dharma. Since such girls do not abide by Dharma, they do not have any pride in their own Dharma, and that is why they become ready for conversion to another religion.
1B. Inappropriate actions of parents
1B 1. Giving unrestrained freedom to their daughters : The unrestrained freedom and allowance to blindly follow western culture given by the Hindu parents to their daughters later backfires on them, since these girls do not listen to them later.
1B 2. Ineffective in giving emotional support to the girls : ‘According to one survey, girls who stay alone or are aloof in nature are more likely to be ensnared by ‘Love Jihad’. Girls who do not get emotional support try to seek it outside. Every girl wants parents who will enquire about her well-being with love and listen to her feelings.
1B 3. To preserve ‘secularism’, not allowing incidents of the true nature of Jihadis to reach their daughters : In a gathering of Marwari community, parents of ‘Love Jihad’ victims expressed their grievance in the following words – “Our daughters were religious by nature. They performed ritualistic worship and fasted etc. and yet they eloped with Jihadis”. These very parents would propound the sham philosophy of ‘secularism’ to the society. In case the Hindu-Jihadi problem did arise due to certain circumstances, they would give ‘secular’ advice to their daughter that “It is politics and you are in no way related to this subject. You should concentrate on your future”.
1B 4. Having suicidal pride that the daughter is modern in thoughts : Some parents never bother to find out about the ‘parties’ their daughter attends, the type of boys she picnics with, the films she sees or the programmes she participates in etc. On the contrary, they have suicidal pride that their daughter is modern in her thinking.’- Mr. Sameer Darekar
1B 5. Helpless attitude due to the fear of spoiling of their image : ‘When a girl becomes a victim of ‘Love Jihad’ her parents do lodge complaints with the Police, but they have a tendency to settle the case outside the court so as to maintain their image in the society.’ – Ms. Mamata Tripathi, Columnist
1C. Inappropriate actions of Hindu society
1C 1. Attitude of ‘Why should I bother’ : ‘When a girl from a Hindu household is abducted by a Jihadi, other Hindus think that ‘My daughters and other womenfolk are safe, so why should I bother ?’
1C 2. Height of ‘secular’ thinking : ‘Some people in Hindu society do not hear the screams of young Hindu women abducted by the Jihadis, as their ears are plugged by the plugs of ‘secularism’ that make them totally deaf.
1C 3. Least concerned about the dangers to Hindu Dharma : Hindus feel good fighting amongst themselves or pointing each other’s mistakes. They try to safeguard their interests in various Hindu organisations. They are least concerned about Hindu Dharma and the dangers it faces.
1C 4. Not having the courage to rescue an abducted girl : ‘Hindu society does not have the courage to rescue a girl abducted by Jihadi youth. Just as the rest of the deer watch helplessly when a tiger attacks their herd, pounces upon one of them and tears it down cruelly, Hindu society too has become helpless. There is no masculinity in continuing with daily work by saying that, ‘the girl is dead for me’.
1C 5. Mindset of uniting and fighting is not there : Most Hindus become furious upon listening to stories of ‘Love Jihad’, but none displays the mentality of uniting and fighting against it.’
1D. Political parties are concerned only with votes !
‘Since they are worried about losing Jihadi votes, no political party has the courage to destroy the attack of Love Jihad.’
Source : Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’s text ‘Love Jihad’