Braj lovers to face ‘prem pariksha’ this Valentine’s
With their ‘ghar wapsi’ programme turning out to be a damp squib, the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) has now changed its moral policing method for Valentine’s Day.
It has coined a new phrase for this campaign: ‘prem pariksha’ (test of love) in which the activists will convince unmarried couples on February 14 to immediately tie the knot.
Till last year, the Mahasabha members used to take law and order in their own hands and assault lovers on Valentine’s Day. But this time, volunteers of the Hindu outfit will be on the move in Braj area of Uttar Pradesh, approach lovebirds hanging around parks and shopping malls, take them to their office and ask them to get married right away.
They will not mind if a Hindu boy or girl is found with a Muslim or a Christian partner. But they will ask the non-Hindus to convert to Hinduism and then get into wedlock.
Moreover, priests and lawyers will be available with each team of the ABHM to make the ceremony quick and hassle-free.
ABHM national president Chandra Prakash Kaushik said: “The non-Hindu boys and girls wouldn’t be rigid about their religion if they are really in love. Further, they will not accept our offer if their affair is platonic or linked to physical attraction. So they will be exposed.
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