The ongoing Vishwa Hindu Congress held at Chicago had love jihad as one of its topic and actress Sharmila Tagore's marriage to legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was cited as an example of love jihad. According to media reports, Saif Ali Khan's marriage to Kareena Kapoor Khan was also discussed as an example of love jihad and religious conversion. Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage.
Also present at the occasion was RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat. Bhagwat, speaking at the occasion, said that "even wild dogs can hunt the royal Tiger (of Bengal) if the tiger roams alone," said RSS chief Bhagwat and added that Hindus all over should unite. Love Jihad? Hindu Girl Eloped With Muslim Boyfriend in Surat; Hindu Jagaran Manch Presses Police to Bring Back Girl.
Even a poster at the event venue had a photo of Sharmila Tagore which spoke about love jihad. Dilip Amin of the RSS, who has also written a book on the topic of love jihad, reportedly told the the audience about Sharmila Tagore's marriage to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the legendary cricketer and Saif Ali Khan's marriage to Kareena Kapoor Khan and said that the actresses converted to Islam following their marriage. Muslim Man Beaten Up Outside Ghaziabad Court For Trying To Marry Hindu Girl; Video Goes Viral.
The World Hindu Congress is held to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekanand's speech at Chigaco at the World Religion Congress. According to reports, the Hindu Congress is being held from September 7 to 9 this year, and more than 2,500 representatives from over 80 countries have participated in the event.