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Mumbai(Bollywoodlife): Kareena Kapoor’s face appears to have been used in VHP’s magazine in another attempt to counter ‘love jihad’. A morphed picture of Kareena Kapoor Khan on a magazine issue has gone viral on the Internet. The cover has been designed to set a warning against, ‘love jihad.’
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Vishva Hindu Parishad’s (VHP), young women’s wing Durga Vahini has launched a campaign to “reconvert” Hindu women who married Muslim men. The latest issue of Himalaya Dhwani, a magazine brought out by the Vahini’s Northern India regional coordinator Rajni Thukral, has devoted itself to this theme with the cover of it carrying a morphed face of Kareena. Her face is half covered with a niqab and has a caption underneath that reads: “Conversion of nationality through religious conversion”.
Justifying the use of Kareena’s face for the anti-love jihad campaign, Thukral said, “She is a celebrity. The youth try to emulate celebrities. They think if she can do so, why not us?” The magazine’s editorial section further elaborates to add, “There has been much debate on love jihad and conversions. The nation was divided and Pakistan was created because of conversions. If a girl gets caught in love jihad and becomes Muslim by mistake and now wants to return to her original faith, isn’t it her right? It’s strange that some parties claiming to be secular call this conversion.”
However, a rather bewildered husband Saif Ali Khan has angrily disapproved of the whole plot saying, “It’s ridiculous and not surprising… but these uneducated and bigoted ideas are the worst of India and condemning them is important.”