Entire families of Muslims booked by UP police under ‘love jihad’ law; women, minor girls not spared
The Uttar Pradesh police is targeting entire Muslim families under the controversial anti-conversion ordinance, also called “love jihad” law, with 79 out of 86 people booked under it so far being from the minority community. All of them have been accused of ‘enticing’ Hindu women and ‘forcing’ them to convert to Islam.
This flies in the face of an affidavit submitted by the Yogi Government in the Allahabad High Court last week, which said the ordinance… was not aimed against any particular religion…. The government gave the affidavit in response to a series of PILs filed in the High Court challenging the contentious ordinance.
Family members of those booked by the police have alleged that the police has slapped fake charges against them…. In one case, 26 family members of a Muslim man, which included five women, were booked in Etah….