Afrazul’s murder: Law and love jihad

  title={Afrazul’s murder: Law and love jihad},
  author={Ajita Sharma},
  journal={Jindal Global Law Review},
  • Ajita Sharma
  • Published 19 June 2020
  • Law
  • Jindal Global Law Review
In December 2017, Shambhu Lal Raigher (a Hindu), brutally killed a Muslim labourer named Afrazul Khan in Rajasthan, without any immediate or individualised cause. The reason for the killing is attributed to Raigher’s perception of Muslims as those who get romantically involved with Hindu women to lure them into Islam—what has been called the phenomenon of love jihad. In light of this case, this article discusses how the mythical campaign of love jihad—used as a justification for hatred and…