Thiruvanathapuram: State police chief Loknath Behera has said that there is no confirmed case of ‘Love Jihad’ reported in Kerala.
The report, which appeared in a section of the media saying the state police chief has confirmed that ‘Love Jihad’ is there in state, is wrong, the DGP said in a statement issued late Saturday night.
“I only said that we are keeping an eye on the allegations from various quarters that there is radicalization through conversion using various means taking place in Kerala. The Supreme Court has ordered an inquiry into such an allegation in one case (Hadiya case). So it is our duty to find out whether that is correct or not,” he said.
Till now police do not have any data to confirm whether the so-called ‘Love Jihad’ is prevalent in Kerala, the DGP said, adding that his earlier statement was totally misunderstood, The Times of India reported.
Earlier, the apex court too did clarify that the court didn’t subscribe to the phrase ‘Love Jihad’, as reported by media, during the proceedings on Hadiya case.
The Supreme Court bench, consisting of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice Chandrachud told the petitioner’s lawyer that they never used the phrase and were not after media reports.