Ahmedabad: The contentious issue of ‘Love Jihad’ has rocked the state of Gujarat. A SMS has gone viral on the social networking platform WhatsApp, enticing Muslim youths to marry girls belonging to other religions in return of cash reward.
The message circulated by ‘Students of Muslim Youth Forum’ encourages Muslim boys to trap girls from other communities in love and tie the knot.
The message says: “If a Muslim youth marries a Hindu Brahmin girl, he would be awarded with Rs 5 lakhs, similarly if someone gets hitched with a Sikh Punjabi girl, he would be given Rs 7 lakhs.”
“If the girl is from Kshatriya Hindu community, the cash reward would be Rs 4.5 lakhs, Gujarat Brahmin girl Rs 6 lakhs, Punjabi Hindu Rs 6 lakhs, Christian Roman Cathlolic Rs 4 lakhs, Christian Protestant Rs 3 lakhs, Jain Rs 3 lakhs, Gujarati Kutch girl Rs 3 lakhs.”
The message further gives four addresses from where the Muslim youth, who successfully marries a girl from another religion, can collect their reward.
It also mentions 11 phone numbers.
Meanwhile, the Vadodara Police has asked people to ignore such messages and apprise the authorities in case they receive it on their cell phones.
A probe has begun into the matter.