A Facebook page by the name of “Hindutva Varta” (Hindutva Talk) posted a list of 102 names of interfaith couples, specifically that of Hindu women and Muslim men, and called for Hindus to step up and attack the boys, Alt News reported on 4 February.
The post on the page which has a gun as a profile picture, caused uproar on social media, was later deleted and taken down from Facebook.
(This is a list of Facebook profiles of those Hindu girls who are either victims of love-jihad or are in the process of becoming one. Every Hindu lion is urged to track and hunt the boys from this list)
Fanned by sections of the media and members of the ruling Hindu nationalist party, the bogie of “love-jihad” is now out of hand.
The situation is alarming with a radical group using social media to incite targeted violence against a list of individuals.
Alt News has archived the information but did not reproduce it in the interest of safety of the couples involved. The fact-checking website has also archived past instances where a glance through the page reveals its violent agenda.
In one incendiary post, the page urges parents to teach girls to use guns to save themselves from “Jihad”.
In another post a group of men is seen beating up a person. “Along with the cow, the person who slaughtered it will also be dead”, says the accompanying message.
The list shared by “Hindutva Varta” was also shared in November, 2017 by a page called “Justice for Hindus”.
Unlike “Hindutva Varta”, there was no call for violence and the long list was shared as a wake-up call.
The message accompanying the list said, “Hindu girls are converting to Islam by love jihad (Love Jihad, also called Romeo Jihad, is an alleged activity under which young Muslim boys and men are said to reportedly target young girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. Wake up Hindus otherwise you will lose your homeland India. Here is a long list of love jihad with their Facebook ID link”.
The page gave credit to a certain Riddhiman Kunti for the list.
The “Hindutva Varta” page routinely posts inflammatory messages that have a very obvious objective to polarise communities and radicalise Hindu youth. The content talks openly of Hindu supremacy and violence against Muslims.
There are many Hindutva pages on social media that post provocative content. This threat should not be taken lightly.
The home ministry and local police authorities must investigate it further before it carries out its threats against the 102 couples named in its post.
(The story was originally published on Alt News and has been republished with permission.)