Assoiling ‘Love Jihad’ and evoking ‘Free Love’

The Modi government has enough to spend on building “the statue of unity” than allocating the same expenditure for girls education. Great God. This article is an “unpaid” piece endeavored to add ‘coherent’ substances against the [un]real claims which is peculiarly generated by the violent mysticists in order to malign the image of a particular community by resorting to the political tactic of hyping the abhorrence and deciphering ignorance encoded into a sociopolitical capsule. Anyways, I am an Atheist and I am “obviously” not propagating Islam here, and I also happen to be an Anarchist [at the same time], so just curious to notify the cultural agents of India that India is a multicultural nation-state and hitherto she has sociologically failed to transform the common understanding i.e. “unity in diversity” into “unity from diversity”. This is mainly due to the overwhelming underestimation of the belief in spontaneous order and masquerading unity. The society should think, what the leaders think. Building statue is not a coherent solution. It only massages the collective ego nationalistically sponsored by the government.

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When I was a kid, I was told by the socioterrorists (including schools and friends) that “love is a salient feature of a ‘peaceful’ society”. During my teenage years, I was told by the socioterrorists (including government and media) that “love, but selectively”. Right now I am a radical individualist, so it is impossible for anyone to tread over me. Kindly don’t ratiocinate this love with the factors like relationship, situationship or marriage (sexual contract). Solution: Free Love. Caution: I am emotionally and subjectively referring to love as an objective truth endowed in the process of voluntaryism and mutual association. During regional elections, in India, I come across this news called “Love Jihad”. Right wing political parties and their ginger groups, now-a-days #InternetHindus, articulated very splendidly, [even] during the process of decoding it; condemning all ‘liberal’ voices and charging them with imbecilic frames [if this class attempted to valiantly take a “neutral” stand]. No doubt I’ll be accused too. Never mind. Love Jihad is an alleged activity under which young Muslim boys and men reportedly target young girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. If this conversion is through intimidation or force, I’m against it. If this conversion is consensually, I think it’s “none of your business”. If feigning love is immoral, then I would like to first know from the moral polices that “since when pretending to be not abnormal is normalcy?” Or, is it these Hindu activists indirectly believe that Hindu girls are mentally unstable to decide on their own for their own? If Hindu girls are fleeing away with Muslim guys or non-Hindu boys, what makes Hindu sevaks/acitivists so sacrosanct that they have every right to dictate terms and conditions to these girls when they have virtually unsigned any social contract or owing any constitutional responsibility to Hinduism? It would be not incoherent, when these Hindu activists work towards enriching the status of social hierarchy within Hinduism. It would be humane, when these Hindu activists work towards discarding the casteist walls within Hinduism. I think there is a need to first wage jihad against Inhinduism within Hinduism. Can begin with homophobic.

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With waves of publicity in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, the allegations of Love Jihad in India have raised concerns in Hindu organizations. The concept has remained a source of political contention for many, although as of 2014 the idea of an organized Love Jihad was still widely regarded as a conspiracy theory by the Indian mainstream. Official investigations launched in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014 have found no evidence of the activity. As of 2014, individual reports continue to spread. The concept of Love Jihad first rose to national awareness in September 2009 and soon rose to international attention. Love Jihad was initially alleged to be conducted in Kerala and Mangalore in the coastal Karnataka region. According to the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC), by October 2009 up to 4,500 girls in Kerala had been targeted, whereas Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) claimed that 30,000 girls had been converted in Karnataka alone. OK. Any empirical data to scientifically prove the numbers and “forced” conversions? Don’t cite me back any news piece or commentary. Reread what I said. Anyways, in Uttar Pradesh, few months back, the influential committee Akhil Bharitiya Vaishya Ekta Parishad (ABVEP) announced their intention to push to restrict the use of cell phones among young women to prevent their being vulnerable to such activities. Great God. I wonder when they’re going to tell the boys of their own religious community to not rape/molest Hindu girls than telling Hindu girls what to wear or not? Look around.

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In October 2009, the Karnataka government announced its intentions to counter “Love Jihad”, which “appeared to be a serious issue”. A week after the announcement, the government ordered a probe into the situation by the CID to determine if an organised effort existed to convert these girls and, if so, by whom it was being funded. One woman whose conversion to Islam came under scrutiny as a result of the probe was temporarily ordered to the custody of her parents, but eventually permitted to return to her new husband after she appeared in court, denying pressure to convert. In late October 2009, police addressed the question of “Love Jihad” itself, indicating that while they had not located an organisation called “Love Jihad”, “there are reasons to suspect ‘concentrated attempts’ to persuade girls to convert to Islam after they fall in love with Muslim boys”. They documented unconfirmed reports of a foreign-funded network of groups encouraging conversion through the subterfuge, but noted that no organisations conducting such campaigns had been confirmed and no evidence had been located to support foreign financial aid. In late 2009, The Karnataka CID (Criminal Investigation Department) reported that although it was continuing to investigate, it had found no evidence that a “Love Jihad” existed. In late 2009, Director-General of Police Jacob Punnoose reported that although the investigation would continue, there was no evidence of any organised attempt by any group or individual using men “feigning love” to lure women to convert to Islam. They did indicate that a large number of Hindu girls had converted to Islam of their own will. So, let female individuals have the free will to choose, act and face the consequences. Their [individual] choice does not justify that an unnecessary paranoia be politically showered upon all the social agents of this nation. 

Last but not least, I hope “Muslims” take a secular note of this article because it is written by an “Atheist” and is uninviting for the payment of any cognitive debt as such. LOL. This article also aspires to subconsciously inform the statists that their involuntaryism begets state interventionism.

Suggested readings

War on romance, a report by Al Jazeera

Give me freedom and shut the fuck up, by Jaimine

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An anarchist habituated with critical thinking and passionate to liberate many subconscious minds.

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