Love Jihad Himachal-CM denies VHP’s claim of 200 cases, Police reports just 6

SHIMLA-There are no cases of ‘love jihad’ in Himachal. People who are talking of ‘love jihad’ are trying to mislead the common man.While addressing a rally at Kaliara village in the Shahpur Assembly constituency today. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said: “I challenge those taking up the issue to give one example of ‘love jihad’ in Himachal. The population of Muslims and Christians is less than 1 per cent in Himachal and they are respectable and law-abiding citizens of the state.”

It was earlier this week that Rajni Thukral, North Zone Sanyojika of Durga Vahini, the women’s wing of the VHP, had alleged that there were more than 200 cases in Himachal, where Hindu girls had been enticed by Muslim youth and in some cases kidnapped and dumped later.
The police figures of such cases in the past five years indicates that there were just six such cases, out of which two were with girls’ consent.

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