Speaking at a meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Margdarshak Mandal here, Rawat said he had recently held a meeting with officials to find out how prevalent the practice is in the hill state.
After a lull, fear and anger has gripped the state’s coastal region again after a series of incidents targeting interfaith couples over the last few weeks.
Poll fever is rising with each passing day in Pala constituency, one of the keenly-watched seats in the state in this election.
Chouhan was speaking at the NDA poll rally in Beypore in support of its candidate K P Prakash Babu.
A group of Bajrang Dal men allegedly attacked and stabbed a man, who was travelling to Bengaluru in a private bus along with his female friend, near Pumpwell here on Thursday night.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath alleged both LDF and UDF were corrupt and had betrayed the people of Kerala.
'I don't know whether BJP members understand the English language. Do they know what is Jihad? And do they know what is love?', the Congress leader said.
CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said if Jose K Mani has made such a statement on 'Love Jihad', that is his party's opinion.
The bill, which amends a 2003 Act, seeks to curb the "emerging trend in which women are lured to marriage for the purpose of religious conversion" as per its "statement of object".
Prime accused Tausif and another man, Rehan, were held guilty and a third accused Azharuddin acquitted in the case, defence counsel Adal Singh Rawat said.
Justice Anu Malhotra directed the police to file a status report in the case and listed the matter for further hearing on April 6.
Reconstitution of Devaswom Boards, law against ‘love jihad’ in Kerala to be part of NDA manifesto: DV Sadanand Gowda
The Union Minister said the NDA was confident that if voted to power, any assurances it has given to the people of the state would be implemented within the next five years.
‘Reservation has to exist as long as it is needed; will fight against untouchability’
Terming that as 'love jihad', he said many mothers have complained against such marriages, where they end up losing their daughters.
On being alerted, police reached the spot and brought the situation under control, an official said.