24/06/2023 11:29 AM | Click to read full article
On May 26, Ubaid Khan, 24, whose family runs small businesses in town, and motorcycle mechanic Jitendra Saini, 23, were found trying to allegedly lure a 14-year-old girl away. They were arrested a few hours later. News spread, there was anger on the streets and this became a case of ‘love jihad’, a term right-wing organisations use to label marriages of Muslim men and Hindu women, unspooling a chain of events that led to calls for Muslims to leave. Many did.