Christian minority in Kerala victims of Love Jihad; George Kurian calls for ban on love jihad in the state

In a scathing attack to religious conversions in the state, BJP state general secretary today called for a ban on love jihad in Kerala as implemented in other states including UP.

The issue of love jihad was first discussed in Kerala. 21 people who joined ISIS and went to Syria are also from Kerala. More than half of them are converts from the Christian faith. The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church itself had confirmed this, he added.

We are not against love marriages, however we oppose the idea of love marriage for converting people into Islam, he said.

Therefore, he said, marriage for conversion and conversion for marriage should be banned.