Ahmedabad: Even as the debate on ‘Love Jihad’ fails to arrive at consensus on whether or not this concepts exists, an SMS has gone viral on whatsapp and has rocked the state of Gujarat.
The message reportedly circulated by ‘Students of Muslim Youth Forum’ lures Muslim youth to marry girls belonging to other religion in lieu of monetary rewards!
The message allegedly reads: “If a Muslim youth marries a Hindu Brahmin girl, he would be awarded with Rs 5 lakhs, similarly if someone gets hitched with a Sikh Punjabi girl, he would be given Rs 7 lakhs. If the girl is from Kshatriya Hindu community, the cash reward would be Rs 4.5 lakhs, Gujarat Brahmin girl Rs 6 lakhs, Punjabi Hindu Rs 6 lakhs, Christian Roman Cathlolic Rs 4 lakhs, Christian Protestant Rs 3 lakhs, Jain Rs 3 lakhs, Gujarati Kutch girl Rs 3 lakhs.”
Along with 11 phone numbers, the message also gives four addresses where Muslim men who have succeeded in doing the same can collect their rewards.
Meanwhile, the Vadodara Police has asked people to ignore such messages and apprise the authorities in case they receive it on their cell phones.
A probe has begun into the matter.