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Ajju Chauhan

Affiliation: Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha
Categories: Hate Mongers
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh

Avneendra Pratap Singh alias Ajju Chauhan is a Hindu nationalist leader from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He is the former state co-convener of Bajrang Dal and the current national spokesperson of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha, a Sangh Parivar affiliate.

Over the years, Chauhan has led controversial Sangh Parivar projects in Uttar Pradesh to polarize the communities. He has extensively worked on normalizing the conspiracy theory of love jihad with the sole aim of targeting Muslims.

“The Hindu girls must understand that the youths of a particular religion trap them by displaying their fake opulence. Once the girls fall in their trap and develop relationship, they take the girls to gulf countries and sell them to rich people over there. We have decided to protect our daughters from Love Jehadis,” Chauhan told India Today.

In December 2014, he organized a conversion ceremony in Agra where 300 Muslims from slums were forcibly converted to Hinduism. Some of the people were lured with the promise of monetary benefits.

The same year, he launched “Bahu lao, beti bachao” campaign which he said was aimed at stemming the “love jihad” campaign by Muslims in the country.

“The aim of the campaign is to save Hindu girls from “falling into the trap” of “love jihadis”. It is also aimed at making Muslim or Christian girls daughters-in-law in Hindu households so that they can learn the rich cultural and traditional values of Hinduism,” he said.

In December 2017, Chauhan, under the banner of Hindu Mahasabha, launched a ‘reverse Love Jihad’ campaign to marry 2,100 Muslim girls to Hindu boys.

“We will teach them (Muslims) a lesson in their own language,” he said.