‘Buy a 1,000 rupee sword for our girls to kill the love jihadis’: VHP leader

Kasargod: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Balika Saraswati was booked under non-bailable sections for making an incendiary speech based on a complaint by a person named Naufal.

According to Indian Express report, Saraswati at the Virat Hindu Samajotsava event in Badiyadukka panchayat area on Friday April 27 allegedly asked people to behead those who indulge in “love jihad”.

“We spend one lakh for mobile phone. Buy a 1,000 rupee sword too for our girls to kill the love jihadis,” said the 21-year-old leader.

“Aapki kalai pe aapki behen rakhi bandhti hai. Aap isko uphaar mein kapde, gehne mithaiyan, jo bhi dete hai, uske saath saath apni behen ko uphar mein ek gift ke roop mein ek talwar bhi zarur aaj se de dena. Taaki koi bhi love jihadi aapki behen ke taraf aankh uthake dekhen toh aapki behen uska gala kaatke maa bharti ke charnon pe sambhalne ki taakat rakh sake (Your sister ties the rakhi on your wrist. You, in return, gift her clothes, jewelry and sweets. But along with that, gift her also a sword from now on so that even when a love jihadi glances at her, she would be brave enough to behead him and offer it at the feet of Mother India),” reported Indian Express.

Saraswati, a Hindutva hardliner also reportedly said that those who commit cow slaughter should be similarly slaughtered in public.

The police in Kerala’s Kasargod district registered a case under IPC sections 295A,153A and IPC 506 for making hate speech.