Mangaluru: The Popular Front of India (PFI) held a press meet at Hotel Woodlands here, on October 7.
Addressing the mediapersons, General Secretary of PFI Yasir Hassan said that Love Jihad is a plan made by the Sangh Parivar to divide Hindus and Muslims in the society for the Hindu vote bank. “Cobrapost and Gulail have revealed the reality behind “love jihad” and how the Sangh Parivar is actively involved planning to divide the society. Through love jihad, the Sangh Parivar leaders have created fear, doubts and enmity among Hindus and Muslims.”
He further said that when 22 Hindu girls went missing from the past 6 to 7 years in the coastal Karnataka, the Sangh Parivar spread rumours that the Hindu girls were kidnapped by Muslims in the name of love jihad. “They also spread rumours that to increase the population of Muslims, the Hindu girls have been kidnapped and converted to Islam. The Sangh Parivar spoiled the image of the Muslim community in the name of love jihad but when they realized that the missing girls were the victims of Cyanide Mohan, the Sangh Parivar forgot the issue.”
He also said that whenever there are rapes, kidnappings and murder of Hindu girls, the Sangh Parivar has involved in violence and targeted the Muslim youth. “Now Cobrapost has released the interview of 15 members of RSS, BJP and VHP. BJP MLC Captain Ganesh Karnik has clearly said in the interview that 60% of the police constables are from RSS and that they have infiltrated the police force, “We have sent some of our boys to join the police. When I talk to students, I tell them to join the police. So when we need help, there are a lot of karyakartas. Sixty percent of the young constables are our students”. This infiltration into the police force comes in handy when they need to take the law into their hands. Captain Ganesh in his interview propagates the myth of love jihad and of a Muslim conspiracy to increase their population to convert India into an Islamic state.”
“Jagadish Shenava in his interview confesses of slapping false cases on Muslim men and admits using mobs to build pressure on the local police. Legally it is right but in that there is no legality for us, he says. He also explains how organisations such as his are able to build pressure on the police machinery to take the law of the land into their own hands. “Here we have our organisation, it’s so powerful that in spite of having the Congress government in the state, they are scared of us as we are so powerful here”.”
Yasir further said that former BJP’s executive member Shrikar Prabhu revealed how they handle girls to bring them back to their fold, he said “We conduct counselling sessions for the girl and talk to her parents, and even then if she does not agree to come with us, we try to forcibly get her down.” All the statements from the above leaders has created fear in the minds of the people.
“The statement of MLA Ganesh Karnik should be taken seriously and the police department should identify the police constables who belong to RSS and clean the department.” He also said that in the district, many instances of immoral policing have taken place and the police department reached the spot late. “We had a doubt that the police are supporting the Sangh Parivar. Now an elected member MLC Karnik has revealed the truth that some police are working under the guidance of the Sangh Parivar.”
He demanded a thorough investigation at the national level in this case. When asked about the immoral policing by the Muslims, Yasir replied that if any group involves in immoral policing, you cannot tag the entire community. “Some youth out of anger and revenge in their minds have taken the law into their hands. PFI is not involved in any immoral policing. Infact, we are against immoral policing.”
When asked about love jihad, Yasir said that it is false propaganda to defame the Muslim community and target the Muslim youth. “It is created by the Sangh Parivar to gain vote bank. There is no such thing as love jihad, it is a baseless allegation.” PFI State Committee member Abdul Razak Kemmar and District Secretary Abdul Mazid were also present.