New Delhi: In yet another brazen act of moral policing, a young couple in Meerut was assaulted by Hindu Yuva Vahini workers on suspicion of ‘love jihad’.
Activists of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s saffron outfit Hindu Yuva Vahini barged into a house in the city on suspicion of religious conversion being carried out of a girl by the youth.
Justifying the action, a member of the outfit said, “We were brought to notice that such incidents are taking place in houses in this locality. People who do not belong from here have bought or rented out LIG flats here to carry out such activities. The boy caught has confessed that he visited the house to convert the woman’s religion from Hinduism and has been bringing her here in the past as well.”
It is still not clear whether there’s a police action over the entire incident.
Tomar told news agency ANI, “I have asked the police to take strict action as the Muslim boy was romancing with a Hindu girl in the house. He wanted to convert her religion. I also insist on taking strict action against the landlords, who give rooms on rent without proper verification.”
Earlier on Friday, the members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini forced the police to halt prayer at a church in Uttar Pradesh`s Maharajganj, alleging forced conversion.
Notably, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had last month assured that the anti-Romeo squads will not trouble couples who move around together with consent.
“I have received many complaints from the mothers, daughters, and sisters in the state of harassment towards them. We have assured them that we were are committed to their safety and security,” Yogi Adityanath had said.
Yogi Adityanath founded the Hindu Yuva Vahini in April 2002, on the day of Ram Navmi.
Last week, Police broke up a prayer at a church near Gorakhpur after a vigilante group founded by chief minister Yogi Adityanath complained that Hindus were being converted there.
Eleven male and female foreigners, including six Americans, and 150-odd local villagers were attending mass at the Mission Church in Dadhauli, Maharajganj district, at the time, the police said. Officers asked the foreigners to leave the village immediately.
Maharajganj superintendent of police Pramod Kumar said that members of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a 15-year-old organisation accused in many cases of communal violence, had complained to the police about “dubious activities” at the church.http://www.abplive.in/india-news/meerut-hindu-yuva-vahini-assaults-couple-for-suspected-love-jihad-515645