Pamphlet on love jihad warning parents to keep a watch on their girls distributed at fair

First Published 20, Nov 2017, 11:18 AM IST
Booklet pamphlet on love jihad warning parents to keep a watch on their girls distributed at fair
Highlights
  • Pamphlets were distributed at an ongoing Hindu spiritual fair in Jaipur warning women against 'love jihad'
  • The booklet which is being sold for Rs 5 asks parents to check their children’s, especially girls, mobile phones to see who they are chatting with
  • Amid claims that the material was handed out at a stall of Bajrang Dal, its coordinator Ashok Singh said it was not distributed from their stall

A controversial booklet and a pamphlet warning Hindu girls of 'love jihad' were allegedly distributed at a stall in an ongoing Hindu spiritual and service fair here, prompting the police to order an inquiry.

The pamphlets, carrying a picture of Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, warned the people against 'love jihad' and also claimed that two Muslim actors had left their Hindu wives. Aamir Khan’s marriage was also taken as an example and so was Kareena Kapoor’s wedding to Saif Ali Khan.

The booklet which is being sold for Rs 5 asks parents to check their children’s, especially girls, mobile phones to see who they are chatting with and what they are messaging. Basically it instructs people to keep a watch on their children so that they do not go ‘astray’.

They have even listed places where 'love jihad' happens: Beauty parlour, mobile recharge centres, ladies tailoring shops, shops which sells women's cosmetics, at various babas and medical doctors and more. 

Amid claims that the material was handed out at a stall of Bajrang Dal, its coordinator Ashok Singh said it was not distributed from their stall. Though a picture of three men in front of the Bajrang Dal stall is doing the rounds.

Fair organiser Somkant Sharma said the content was not related to the fair. "I have no idea if such pamphlets have been distributed. The fair is totally based on the work of service," he said.

DCP South Yogesh Dadhich said an inquiry was ordered to look into the matter.  "On reports of such material, I have asked the additional DCP to probe the matter to ascertain who distributed these things in the fair," he told PTI. The fair is being held from November 16 to November 20.

 

with inputs from PTI

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