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After Love Jihad Murder, Notifying Govt Mandatory Before Interfaith Marriage, Conversion In Rajasthan

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| December 16 , 2017 , 08:53 IST

A video of a Rajasthan man hacking a migrant worker from West Bengal and burning him alive went viral earlier this month, as the attacker in a separate video alleged that he murdered the victim in a case of suspected love jihad, and called for others to do the same.

In the wake of the brutal incident recorded on video, mobile internet services were suspended and the BJP state government in Rajasthan came under fire.

Now, the Rajasthan High Court has ruled that submission of documents to the district collector is mandatory before any interfaith marriage or religious conversion.

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Additional Advocate General Shivkumar Vyas said that a Rajasthan HC bench issued the guidelines on submitting documents prior to marriage and religion conversion.

'Love Jihad' refers to religious conversion by feigning a love interest.

The Rajasthan attacker in his video claimed that he was saving a woman from 'love jihad' conversion by murdering the Muslim victim.

In Kerala, another case of 'love jihad' was alleged by the parents of Hadiya Shefin, a 25-year-old homeopathic doctor who converted to Islam last year after marrying Shafin Jahan. Brought back to her parents' custody after the Kerala High Court annulled her marriage on charges of 'love jihad', Hadiya fought back through the legal system to return to her husband. The situation became complicated as Hadiya's husband has been accused of having terror links.