Finally when I almost screamed out my plea, she looked at me very calmly and said:- ‘œBhaiya, I don’t want to convert, take your ‘ªLove Jihad and go elsewhere”
Yesterday I went over to the corner of our society which has the milk-stand run by a youngish ‘ªDoodhwali
Obviously, I was out of milk and wanted to pick up a couple of packets.
Looking at me the Lady, turned her gaze away and ignored me. I kept asking her for milk and she kept ignoring me.
Finally when I almost screamed out my plea, she looked at me very calmly and said:- “Bhaiya, I don’t want to convert, take your ‘ªLove Jihad and go elsewhere”
It took me about half an hour to convince her that all I wanted was a packet of milk. That I had my beard grown out because I was too lazy to shave, and that I was wearing a green T shirt coz I couldn’t find anything else in haste. And that I didn’t intend to fool her into falling in love with me and get her married to me and then change her religion.
She relented and gave me the milk packets with a big lecture about how people shouldn’t use underhand tactics to convert people from one religion to another………..
All this for a packet of milk!!!!
I came back, a few bucks lighter and a few pearls of wisdom heavier.
A lesson well learnt.
Stick to your own communities and do not venture out to talk to, converse with, fall in love with, or (God Forbid) get married to, anyone outside your own religion/caste/community.
It did get me thinking about the people who can actually come up with such concepts of Love Jihad, though. These must be some very over-fertile minds with little else going on in their lives. Or perhaps they are reading too much of Robert Ludlum and dreaming of conspiracy theories all around them?
Would people be actually falling in love with others, and getting married to people, with the sole intention of getting them to change their religion? Only so that their own “Kaum” grows?
Is that possible?
Wonder what happened to getting married because you love a person and want to spend the rest of your life with him/her?
I guess that’s not why marriages take place
Imagine all this going on in my mind, only because of a simple Doodhwali!
Disclaimer: All you people, who are still giggling at this word, please stop watching B grade ‘ªBhojpuri films