Meerut: In yet another incident of moral policing, Hindu Yuva Vahini activists on Wednesday barged into a couple’s house in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut city and allegedly dragged the duo to a nearby police station on suspicion of ‘ love jihad’.
The incident took place in Meerut’s Shastri Nagar area.
Nagendra Singh Tomar, the head of Hindu Yuva Vahini in western Uttar Pradesh, demanded action against the boy while alleging that he was trying to convert the girl to Islam.
Tomar told a news agency, “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. I also insisted that strict action be taken 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.
The right-wing Hindu Vahini group was set up by UP CM Yogi Adityanath in 2002. Both the organisation and its founder have spoken about and acted on love jihad.