Last week, a 21-year-old college student was shot dead in Haryana’s Ballabhgarh by a man in an incident some Hindu outfits have called “love jihad”
The Haryana government is mulling a law against “love jihad”, Home Minister Anil Vij said on Sunday, a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his government will bring a legislation to deal with it.
“Haryana is contemplating a law against love jihad,” Mr. Vij said in a tweet in Hindi.
On Saturday, Mr. Adityanath had said his government would come out with a law to deal with “love jihad” and used the Hindu funeral chant ‘Ram Naam Satya Hai’ to threaten those who don’t respect their daughters and sisters. He said posters would be put up of those involved in “love jihad”, a derogatory coinage used by right-wing activists to refer to the alleged campaign of Muslims forcing Hindu girls to…