Sunday, June 25, 2023

What is the origin of the term "love jihad?"

 The term "love jihad" was first used in a 2009 judicial order of the Kerala High Court to describe Muslim boys pretending to fall in love with Hindu or Christian girls in an attempt to convert them

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 The concept of "love jihad" plays on age-old hostilities between the Hindus and Muslims
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 The term was later legitimized by a 2009 Karnataka high court order which asked for a joint investigation by the Karnataka and Kerala police into the "love jihad movement"
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 The term has since spread to other parts of India and has been widely criticized as Islamophobic and divisive
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