By Express News Service
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/KOCHI: The controversy sparked by the ‘love and narcotic jihad’ comment of Pala Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt took a brand new activate Sunday with the BJP state management urging the Union authorities’s intervention and looking for a brand new legislation to sort out the difficulty. Meanwhile, Congress maintained that the difficulty of liquor and drug mafia shouldn’t be foisted on a sure non secular group.
BJP state basic secretary George Kurian on Sunday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding safety for the bishop within the wake of protests by Muslim organisations. “The bishop urged parents to be cautious and quoted former police chief Loknath Behera who said recently that Kerala is becoming the recruitment hub of terrorist organisations. The bishop’s statement is a reflection of the insecurity among Christians and Hindus,” Kurian stated in his letter to Shah.
In Delhi, BJP spokesman Tom Vadakkan went a step additional and requested the Centre to carry a legislation to cope with “narco-terrorism and love jihad”. “The intervention by Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt of Pala, Kerala, during sacred worship, is not just a wake-up call for his dioceses, but it is the voice of the community who are victims of love jihad and narco-terrorism,” Vadakkan stated in an announcement. Vadakkan alleged the Kerala authorities has not taken cognisance of the actual fact regardless of inputs from investigating companies.
‘Cong not attacking bishop’
Tom Vadakkan stated the bishop council has raised the difficulty following inputs from devotees of various church buildings alleging that younger ladies are lured they usually fall prey to “love jihad” and “later end up in foreign jails”.
Senior Congress chief Ok Muraleedharan stated his celebration was not attacking the bishop, however was solely declaring a mistake because the prevalence of liquor and drug mafia within the state shouldn’t be foisted upon a sure non secular group.
“This is where Congress has a difference of opinion with the bishop’s remarks,” stated Muraleedharan, who added the celebration desires neither any communal disharmony within the state nor the Sangh Parivar to realize a foothold right here.
LETTER TO CENTRE
BJP state basic secretary George Kurian writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Senior Congress chief Ok Muraleedharan says the celebration doesn’t need Sangh Parivar to realize a foothold within the state