Most of you may already be aware that a member of the women’s wing of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) called Durga Vahini has launched a campaign to “reconvert” Hindu women married to Muslim men. The campaign based on ‘Love Jihad’ is titled ‘Ghar Wapasi‘. Recently, Aamir Khan‘s PK had been targeted for promoting ‘Love Jihad’ (as it showcases an Indo-Pak love story between Anushka Sharma and Sushant Singh Rajput‘s characters). And the campaign’s latest target is none other than Kareena Kapoor Khan.
The Hindu actress is married to the Muslim actor, Saif Ali Khan and that’s exactly what has made her the talking point of VHP’s magazine. The cover features a photograph of Kareena Kapoor that has been morphed to cover it partially with a niqab (veil). And it has a caption that reads, “conversion of nationality through religious conversion”. Umm.
Last year, Saif had stated in an interview that he doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘Love Jihad’. He told a leading daily:
It’s ridiculous and not surprising… but these uneducated and bigoted ideas are the worst of India and condemning them is important.
We agree with you Saifoo! After all, love has got nothing to do with a person’s religion. And when it comes to the topic of conversion of one’s religion – to each, his own!