‘Girls are insecure becuase of love jihad:’ BJP MP Pragya Thakur

File picture of BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh Sadhvi Pragya Thakur | Picture: PTI

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh also threatened legal action against those misrepresenting her ‘Keep Knives’ speech. 

Huneza Khan | TwoCircles.net 

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BHOPAL (MADHYA PRADESH) — Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Madhya Pradesh Pragya Singh Thakur has said that her comment “keep the knife for cutting vegetables a little sharp” was misinterpreted. 

Taking part in an event at Saraswati Sishu Mandir in Madhya Pradesh, Sadhvi Pragya said that she doesn’t sing songs of love in war and being a monk, she will guide the society and give protection to women.

The BJP MP threatened legal action against those who ‘misrepresented’ her statement, saying, “I believe some people’s agendas have failed, which is why they are crying. I didn’t name anyone, but I saw the girls who are kidnapped, sold, masculinized, mutilated, and murdered.”

“No one will take the current situation in the country negatively. In terms of the social situation, I have stated that our girls are not safe. Our girls are insecure because of love jihad; the agenda of those who engage in love jihad has failed, and they are suffering as a result,” she added. 

“If I spoke about giving protection to girls then why is it hurting,” the BJP MP said.

They have ill-will, dirty feelings, which they want to establish. I call upon every woman, every child to be ready for self-defence, she exhorted at the event.

I urge the girls not to get carried away by emotions and get murdered and their bodies chopped into 36 pieces, Thakur said.

Hitting out at Congress for criticising her statement, the BJP MP said “the MLA of the grand old party had called for burning me alive.”

I will take constitutional action against those who distorted my statement, she said.

While addressing Hindu Jagarana Vedike’s South Region annual convention at Shivamogga last month, Sadhvi Pragya had created a huge controversy. 

“Keep the knife for cutting vegetables a little sharp, I am speaking this clearly. They stabbed Harsha with knife. They have stabbed our heroes, Hindu heroes, workers of Bajrang Dal, BJP workers, and Yuva morcha workers with knives,” she had said.


Huneza Khan is a student and a budding journalist from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. She tweets @KhanHuneza