Love Jihad, in the past few weeks, has gained political momentum after some states (mostly BJP-governed) announced that their respective administrations will table bills to rein prevailing love jihad and marriages for the sake of conversion across the county.
And adding fuel to this conversation is IAS toppers, Tina Dabi and Athar Khan’s recent plea where they have approached a family court in Jaipur to file for divorce with mutual consent.
Dabi and Khan, who fell in love with each other during their training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie, have decided to call their wedding off. Back in 2018, when they decided to share nuptial vows, society remained divided on their decision.
While many people back then, including Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor, had hailed their decision, others, on the other hand, were not so in favour of the same. Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha had even written to Dabi’s parents requesting them to not give their consent to the wedding.
Meanwhile, as the two filed for divorce on Friday, the latter section of the society is again in the news claiming how right it was back then, however, without being aware of the actual reason behind their decision.
Many people took on Twitter to link Dabi and Khan’s divorce with love jihad.
Only yesterday, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, took on Twitter to criticise the BJP-ruled states for mulling tabling bills against love jihad. The CM, accusing the Centre, said that BJP has manufactured words like ‘Love Jihad’ to satisfy its political base and divide the society.
Prevalence of Love Jihad in the country became a topic of discussion after an incident where a Hindu college student was shot dead outside her college by a Muslim man after she refused to convert to marry him.