1. ‘Love jihad’: VHP morphs Kareena Kapoor Khan’s picture in ‘Himalaya Dhwani’ magazine

‘Love jihad’: VHP morphs Kareena Kapoor Khan’s picture in ‘Himalaya Dhwani’ magazine

The latest issue of a VHP magazine has brought up the subject on its cover using a morphed face of actor Kareena Kapoor Khan...

By: | New Delhi | Updated: January 11, 2015 8:40 AM
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The pictures of Kareena Kapoor Khan, who married actor Saif Ali Khan, have gone viral (Image source: Twitter)

The controversy surrounding “love jihad” refuses to die down as the latest issue of a Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) magazine “Himalaya Dhwani” has brought up the subject on its cover using a morphed face of actor Kareena Kapoor Khan half covered with a ‘burqa’.

The pictures of Kapoor, who married actor Saif Ali Khan, has gone viral with many raising eyebrows over the raging row over religious conversions and reconversions and demanding action against the magazine.

Read full story: Saif Ali Khan: Intermarriage is not ‘love jihad’

VHP, however, has claimed that the magazine brought out by its Himachal unit is for internal circulation and has tried to highlight the issue as also religious conversions in Himachal Pradesh.

Congress criticised the use of Kareena’s picture, saying it is a assault on her privacy and sought action against the magazine.

The magazine’s cover story also reads, “Dharmantaran se rashtraantaran” meaning “change of religion leads to change of nation” in the cover article that has highlighted the issue of religious conversions of Hindu women addressed as ‘love jihad’.

Rajni Thukral, one of the magazine editors, who is also the coordinator of Durga Vahini, the women’s youth wing of VHP for the region, has defended the article and Kapoor’s picture.

“The issue of ‘Love Jihad’ started in the country some 12 to 15 years ago and there have been 4,000 cases registered on how Muslim boys have allegedly enticed Hindu girls in love and later treated them badly.

In Himachal, such incidents have happened and 16 such cases have come to light last year. We have tried to highlight the issue to create public awareness,” she said.


Defending the use of Kareena’s morphed picture and her case to highlight the issue, she said, “Kareena is an icon and role model. Youth try to emulate and follow her.”

Thukral questioned if they are in love, why did she have to convert and why Saif did not convert to a Hindu.

The opposition slammed the use of Kareena’s face on the magazine cover, with Congress leader Manish Tiwari saying it is an assault on their privacy and the magazine be sued.

“It is an assault on their privacy. They should sue the organisation, because nobody has the right to trifle with anybody’s privacy and use anybody’s picture without their permission for what is possibly the most outrageous, ridiculous, retrogressive and medieval tendency you have seen manifest itself in the past six months,” he said.

Tiwari also said it is high time the liberals stood up in the country so that such tendencies are curbed in society.

However, VHP’s joint general secretary Surendra Jain told PTI that the magazine was for internal circulation of the outfit in the state.

“The magazine is for internal circulation of VHP in Himachal Pradesh. How girls are lured by ‘Jihadis’ has been highlighted through the article.

“It also highlights the issue of Bangladeshi infiltrators coming into Himachal Pradesh and causing law and order and communal violence issues,” he said.

BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said the issue of religious conversions is not something new and that if there are conversions taking place, people have the right to return.

“That right is there with every individual. You cannot challenge that right,” he said, adding that the government has said that there should be a law on conversions and thus these charges don’t hold ground against the government or the BJP and the opposition is trying to take political mileage out of the issue.

“They are trying to make political mileage out of this even though when none exists,” he said.

Another VHP leader said publications are free to air their views and opinion and if someone has problems they can challenge the magazine through legal means.

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  1. A
    arif al
    Jan 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm
    its very painful 4 the HUMAN BEING
    1. A
      Jan 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm
      whats about sanjay datt and manyata?
      1. G
        Jan 9, 2015 at 5:55 pm
        how abt sharuk and thri, if am not wrong
        1. H
          Jan 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm
          But VHP and RSS are silent on love Jehad of HEma Milini and Dharamendra both converted to Islam for marriage and are BJP MPs.
          1. H
            Jan 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm
            why BJP/RSS/VHP is silent on conversion of Hema Malini and Dharmendra to Islam?
            1. Brandon Hamton
              Jan 9, 2015 at 7:17 am
              Karina Kapoor is not an Indian. She is of mix race. This is a clear case the wrong representative has been used in the magazine. However, the campaign is being approach in the wrong way. How can a magazine be used for internal circulation unless a limited amount is printed and given to those on a check list? This is just a cover up for the critics that is being rumoured. The opposition Congress leader Manish Tiwari has no right to slam anything without proper knowledge of the actress. It's not an insult to her privacy because the point trying to be made has no value using someone that is mix race. It would be confusing to use her picture. The magazine cannot be sued. Sorry but the actress is british Indian. The paper has the right message to be sent just not the right picture. Priyanka Chopra or even Aishwarya Ria Bachan can be good reps for the magazine despite their mishaps.
              1. A
                Jan 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm
                Durga Vahini shudnt have put kareenas pic as she was not forced nor cheated to turn to ISlam.....But they shud keep their work going, as people cheat Hindu girls by saying they are Hindu but after marriage change force them to change their religion,,,so v hv 2 fight against such evil forces if they are working...and are even ually exploited...There is a huge racket which cannot be overlooked...I am not against Inter religion love but this evil moto shud be shown their way
                1. A
                  Jan 9, 2015 at 8:15 pm
                  Media is biased,,,M not saying dont show if Hindus are not doing anything wrong...But every media from newspaper to net news are paid in India and are anti Hindus so ppl need to judge them smartly way.. 1. No news on Love Jihad, 2. No news on Missionarry conversion, 3. No news when Vishwaropam, shivam, Da Vinci code was Banned, 4. No news on Hyderabadi disrespecting National Flag,(recently) 5. No news on Belgaum, when People took a rally shouting anti national slogans and playing owaisis brothers audio in the backgrond/...( not even a week ago) Hindus need to get smarter and stop believing this media,..
                  1. H
                    Jan 10, 2015 at 10:15 am
                    What happened on romeo's first love... ?
                    1. G
                      Jan 9, 2015 at 9:11 pm
                      BJP and VHP are not the same. Please get your facts right!
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                        SANTOSH ANAND
                        Jan 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm
                        Its really “love jihad” and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is right. Thanks to “Himalaya Dhwani” for write is story. Reason : Karina Kapoor ek herohin hai or usne phale bhi kai bar TV or Nationcal Channel per Add karti thi ki " Larkiyo ko sadi 18 sal ke bad kare " or bhi kyi isi add hai . Is se hamare des ki bahut sari Hindu family per effect pada or larkiyo ki sadi 18 ke bad hone lagi ..This is Very Good. But Jab family ki larkiya ek dekh rahi hai Karina Kapoor kisi Mislim larke se sadi kar rahi hai to is se us per bahut jada effect pada. or Larkiy Muslim larke se sadi karne lagi. Is se us family ka name bhi badnam ho rha , samaj per bura effect per raha hai... Ap kud socho phir ap bologe ye bilkul galat hai..agar karina ke jajah koi aam larki hoti to itna effect nahi hota but ..wo herohin hai is se jada effect pad raha. dusri bat talak dane ke bad dusri sadi to ho jati but phale wali ka kya hota hai wo to ek footboll ki tarah ho e na...is leye ye bilkul galat ..larkiya chaye hindu ho ya musalman but uski life ke sath khelana galat hai... Agar kisi ko kuch doubt hai to ap mujhe email kar sakti hai...mai jawab dunga. SANTOSH ANAND Email : santoshanand01@gmail
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                          t p
                          Jan 9, 2015 at 11:54 am
                          "Bangladeshi infiltrators coming into Himachal Pradesh and causing law and order and communal violence issues" is true . Not only in Himachal Pradesh , in every states of the india . This has been since 1947 & has created a very big problem of riots/theft/love jihad. Some permanant solution should be devised at the earliest . original indians are deprived of basic rights & the infiltrators are enjoying extra benefits due to duel policies of the politicians for the sake of votes. *** Jai Hind ***
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