‘Love jihad’ coined by BJP to divide nation, disrupt common harmony: Ashok Gehlot
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Upgraded: November 20, 2020 1: 58: 33 pm
Ashok Gehlot alleged that the party is developing an environment where “consenting grownups would be at the grace of state power”.
As several BJP– ruled states mull on generating laws to curb “love jihad” cases, Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior congress leader Ashok Gehlot stated such law would be struck down by any court.
Asserting that marital relationship refers personal liberty, he stated, bringing a law to curb it is unconstitutional.
He tweeted on Friday, “Love Jihad is a word made by BJP to divide the Nation & disturb common harmony. Marriage refers personal liberty, bringing a law to suppress it is totally unconstitutional & it will not stand in any law court. Jihad has no place in love.”
Love Jihad is a word produced by BJP to divide the Nation & disturb communal consistency. Marriage refers personal liberty, bringing a law to suppress it is entirely unconstitutional & it will not stand in any law court. Jihad has no location in Love.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 20, 2020
He alleged that the party is creating an environment where “consenting grownups would be at the mercy of state power”. “Marriage is a personal choice & they are putting curbs on it, which resembles nabbing away individual liberty. It appears a ploy to disrupt communal consistency, fuel social conflict & neglect constitutional provisions like the state not victimizing residents on any ground,” he included.
Till now, the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have actually expressed issues over the rising number of cases of “love jihad” and revealed their strategies to introduce bills.
Madhya Pradesh House Minister Narottam Mishra Tuesday said the state government is planning to introduce one such expense in the next assembly session The Bill, to be called Dharma Swatantrya (Liberty of Religion) Costs, 2020, proposes 5 years of strenuous jail time for “enticing a person through scams and forcing marital relationship by spiritual conversion” Mishra told press reporters, adding that such an offence would be non-bailable.
On the exact same day, Haryana House Minister Anil Vij too chaired a meeting with authorities of state home department to discuss the techniques for enacting such a law in the state Later in the day, Vij said, “A rigorous law will be enacted to control love jihad cases in Haryana. A committee shall be constituted to draft this law.”
A subsequent conversation on the subject will also be held with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
” With the enactment of this law, stringent action will be taken against any individual who is discovered enjoying spiritual conversion by pushing, appealing somebody or is associated with any kind of conspiracy or trying to do so in the name of love. Haryana will also study the laws made by other states on the same topic,” Vij stated, adding that the “officers of home department and Advocate General besides various other officers worried about the subject shall become part of the committee that will be made up quickly”.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too had actually revealed that his federal government was working to bring a strict law to suppress occurrences of “love jihad”.
Describing the Allahabad High Court’s remark that conversion “simply for the function of marital relationship” was unacceptable, Adityanath had stated, “Allahabad High Court stated spiritual conversion isn’t required for marital relationship. Govt will likewise work to curb ‘love-jihad’, we’ll make a law.” Issuing a caution against “love jihad”, Adityanath said, “I caution those who conceal identity and have fun with our sisters’ regard. If you don’t repair your methods your ‘Ram naam satya’ (chant related to Hindu funerals) journey will begin.”
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