Raju Z Moray pens a poem on the frenzy around this so-called “Love Jihad”.



A bachelor clad in saffron

Found it insulting and odd

That humans in his State

Were willing to defy God!


If one is born in a religion

Which has a glorious past

Why should one convert

And become an outcaste?


And it is terrible that girls

Who grew up chanting Ram

Elope with their paramours

Who convert them to Islam


He ascended the throne

And didn’t like what he saw

So he had it on his Agenda

Such conversions to outlaw


No daughter of his country

Will leave her religion for love

Conversion for marriage will be

Subject to orders from above


For all States famed as unruly

With safety records quite bad

What can be a better distraction

Than the bogey of ‘Love Jihad’?


Other control freaks shall soon

Jump in to save the Nation

And ensure that young couples

Honeymoon at a police station


The burden of proof will shift

On accused to prove it’s voluntary

The potential for gross misuse

Makes this truly very scary


Such laws will land up in courts

Where counsel shall give tuition

To Milords struggling to recall

Provisions of the Constitution


(Raju Z Moray is an advocate who practices law in the Bombay High Court when not puncturing bloated egos. He is the creator of ‘Gobble D. Gook’, his alter-ego, who figured in the ‘Court Jester’ columns of ‘The Lawyers’.)

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