Love Jihad: KCBC extends support to Jose K Mani
Kochi: Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) has extended support to Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani on his statement on Love Jihad. Talking to Mathrubhumi News, KCBC spokesperson Fr Jacob Palackappilly expressed happiness over Jose K Mani’s practical response.
“Love Jihad is a fact. I am happy about the practical response from Kerala Congress (M) chairman Jose K Mani. CPM and other major political parties should reveal their stance on the matter,” demanded KCBC spokesperson.
At the same time, he criticised the Chief Minister for denying the existence of Love Jihad.
“The Chief Minister claims that Love Jihad does not exist. He is making such a statement over his political agenda. The church and the public are worried about Love Jihad. The government and political parties are bound to solve the issue,” said Fr Jacob.
He also alleged that only Muslim League opines that there is no Love Jihad in Kerala.
“The church is not against marriage between people who belong to different religions. But the church opposes making someone forcefully follow a religion,” he added.
Love Jihad made headlines again after Jose K Mani, who is contesting from Pala, issued a statement on the topic. He stated that confusions over Love Jihad should be resolved and sought clarification on rumours regarding it.
He also added that the Love Jihad row will create a heated discussion in society.
It is examined that CPM and LDF have landed in trouble after Jose K Mani issued such a statement while contesting as an LDF candidate.