The BJP lawmaker, speaking at a rally in Shivamogga, Karnataka, condemned “love jihad” and urged Hindus to refrain from sending their children to missionary schools. Pragya Singh Thakur, a member of Parliament for the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), caused a stir on December 25 when he urged a crowd in Shivamogga, Karnataka, to “keep weapons at home” and “chop enemy’s head.”
The BJP lawmaker claimed as much while speaking at the annual convention of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike’s South Region in the city of Karnataka. Keep the knives you use to chop veggies in good working order. Not sure when something will happen. Anyone can and should take measures to ensure their own safety. If someone breaks into our home and starts attacking us, we have every right to defend ourselves. Knives aren’t just for slicing tomatoes; they’ll sever limbs and sever heads, too.
When discussing the murder of Bajrang Dal activist Harsha in Shivamogga in February, Thakur made some divisive comments. His murder occurred during tense demonstrations in the city over a proposed ban on the hijab and subsequent counter-protests. The NIA is currently conducting an investigation into the matter.
The outspoken lawmaker has been critical of “Love Jihad” as well. A “love jihad. Their history is steeped in jihadist practises. They will resort to love jihad if they are unsuccessful. They practise jihad in love even if it is reciprocated. Similarly, Hindus value love. Simply put, we have a lot of faith in god. A sanyasi is devoted to God. A sanyasi, on the other hand, would argue that the only way for love to thrive in God’s universe is for all tyrants, wrongdoers, and sinners to be eliminated. This is how you should respond to individuals who engage in love jihad. Thakur urged, “Men, please take special care of your daughters; instil in them a strong sense of morality
Furthermore, the BJP lawmaker urged the crowd to refrain from enrolling their kids in missionary educational institutions. Don’t give money to missionaries anymore. If you accomplish this, you’ll be able to move into assisted living facilities later in life. It’s not going to be your offspring, and they won’t share your heritage. They learn to be self-centered through exposure to the norms of retirement communities, she explained. Karnataka authorities have not taken any action against Thakur as of yet.