Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday claimed that terrorist activities were going on in Kerala in the name of “love jihad”. At a press conference, Prasad said that “forced religious conversions” by Kerala-based organisation Popular Front of India were a serious national issue, India Today reported.

The minister made the statement in reference to an India Today report titled “Operation Jihad Mafia” on alleged mass proselytisation carried out by the Popular Front of India. The media house had also accused the organisation of using illegal finances and trying to turn India into an Islamic country.

“Some terrorists in India are trying to establish the Islamic State in Kerala,” the minister was quoted as saying by The Indian Express. “They are receiving funds from foreign countries.”

The law minister called for a ban on the Popular Front of India and also blamed the Opposition for indulging in vote bank politics.