New Delhi. Supporting Kerala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatta’s claims of ‘narcotics jihad’, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the allegation he has made is the voice of the community. . Along with this, the party appealed to the central government to enact a law to deal with ‘narco terrorism and love jihad’. BJP spokesperson Tom Vadakkan said cases of ‘love jihad’ and victims of narcotics are on the rise and the Kerala Bishops’ Council is also of the opinion that terrorism and unabated flow of narcotics in the state, both are linked. and it is an evil.
He alleged that the Kerala government has not taken cognizance of this fact despite getting information from the investigating agencies. In a statement, Vadakkan said, “Bishop Joseph Kallarangatta of the Pala Christian Region (Diocese) of Kerala’s statement during the prayer is not only a warning call to his region, but also the voice of the community which is fighting for love jihad and love.” Narco is a victim of terrorism. He said the diocesan council had taken up the issue after receiving information from followers of various churches. He alleged that teenage girls are being lured into the trap of ‘love jihad’ and ‘later in foreign prisons’. Arrive’.
What did the bishop say?
‘Love Jihad’ is a term used by right-wing activists to refer to an alleged campaign by Muslims to force Hindu girls to convert under the guise of love. Vadakkan claimed, “The increasing drug abuse in different communities has affected the peace within families and has created socio-economic disorder of disastrous level.”
The BJP spokesperson alleged that through narco terrorism or ‘narco jihad’, the intellectual and educational potential of the younger generation is destroyed. “These are not just allegations against a particular community, but these anti-social elements are a threat to national security and will ruin the younger generation,” the BJP leader said. “My appeal to the central government is to bring a central law to register cases against such elements and fast track courts should be set up to deal with narco terrorism and love jihad,” he said.
The bishop had sparked a controversy last Thursday by saying that Christian girls were becoming victims of alleged “love jihad and narcotic jihad” in Kerala and were using these methods to destroy youth where extremists cannot use weapons. are using.
BJP’s Kerala unit urged to provide security to bishops
Meanwhile, the Kerala unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging him to provide protection to the Pala Bishop and the Christian community who made the statement of ‘love narcotic jihad’. A letter written by BJP state general secretary George Kurian on September 11 claimed that the bishop’s remarks reflect a sense of insecurity between Christians and Hindus.
The letter also said that Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly V D Satheshan strongly criticized the bishop, following which some alleged ‘extremists’ threatened to thrash him at the bishop’s house. “In these circumstances, I request you (Shah) to kindly intervene in this matter and take necessary action to provide security to the bishop and the Christian community,” Kurien said in the letter.
After heating up politics over the statement, the Chief Minister had said on Friday that people holding responsible posts should not make such statements, which create division in the society.
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