Muslims indulging in 'love jehad' should be killed: Cleric

Muslims indulging in 'love jehad' should be killed: Cleric

Senior shia cleric and All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) vice-president Maulana Kalbe Saadiq on Thursday said Muslims involved in ‘love jihad’, should be ‘killed’.

“Jo musalman love jihad mein shamil hain, unhe maar dena chahiye”, he said in an informal chat with reporters in Varanasi. The cleric said a “true Muslim” never got involved with “love jihad”. 

He also asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend every help to Iraq. “The prime minister should also come forward to help Iraq as he has done in the case of Pakistan,” he added.

Saadiq’s remarks come barely days after prestigious islamic seminary Darul Uloom at Deoband reportedly issued a “fatwa” (religious decree) against “love jihad”.

The issue also hogged the limelight during the campaigning for the forthcoming bypolls for 11 Assembly and one Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. 

The BJP leaders have been raking up the issue at their election meetings aiming to polarise Hindu votes which help polls.

The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress have criticised the saffron party for raking up what they have termed a “non-issue” in a bid to “gain political mileage” in the bypolls

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