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By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 20, 2020 1:56:30 pm Ashok Gehlot alleged that the get together is creating an atmosphere the place “consenting adults would be at the mercy of state power”.As a number of BJP-ruled states mull on bringing in legal guidelines to curb “love jihad” circumstances, Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior congress chief Ashok Gehlot mentioned such regulation could be struck down by any courtroom.
Asserting that marriage is a matter of non-public liberty, he mentioned, bringing a regulation to curb it’s unconstitutional.
He tweeted on Friday, “Love Jihad is a word manufactured by BJP to divide the Nation & disturb communal harmony. Marriage is a matter of personal liberty, bringing a law to curb it is completely unconstitutional & it will not stand in any court of law. Jihad has no place in love.” Love Jihad is a phrase manufactured by BJP to divide the Nation & disturb communal concord. Marriage is a matter of non-public liberty, bringing a regulation to curb it’s fully unconstitutional & it won’t stand in any courtroom of regulation. Jihad has no place in Love.1/
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 20, 2020
He alleged that the get together is creating an atmosphere the place “consenting adults would be at the mercy of state power”. “Marriage is a personal decision & they are putting curbs on it, which is like snatching away personal liberty. It seems a ploy to disrupt communal harmony, fuel social conflict & disregard constitutional provisions like the state not discriminating against citizens on any ground,” he added.
Till now, the states of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have expressed considerations over the rising variety of circumstances of “love jihad” and introduced their plans to introduce payments.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra Tuesday mentioned the state authorities is planning to introduce one such invoice within the subsequent meeting session. The Bill, to be known as Dharma Swatantrya (Freedom of Religion) Bill, 2020, proposes 5 years of rigorous imprisonment for “luring a person through fraud and forcing marriage by religious conversion” Mishra instructed reporters, including that such an offence could be non-bailable.
On the identical day, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij too chaired a gathering with officers of state home division to debate the modalities for enacting such a regulation within the state. Later within the day, Vij mentioned, “A strict law will be enacted to control love jihad cases in Haryana. A committee shall be constituted to draft this law.”
A subsequent dialogue on the topic may also be held with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
“With the enactment of this law, strict action will be taken against any person who is found indulging in religious conversion by pressuring, tempting someone or is involved in 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 subject,” Vij mentioned, including that the “officers of home department and Advocate General besides various other officers concerned with the subject shall be part of the committee that will be constituted soon”.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too had disclosed that his authorities was working to convey a strict regulation to curb incidents of “love jihad”.
Referring to the Allahabad High Court’s comment that conversion “just for the purpose of marriage” was unacceptable, Adityanath had mentioned, “Allahabad High Court said religious conversion isn’t necessary for marriage. Govt will also work to curb ‘love-jihad’, we’ll make a law.” Issuing a warning in opposition to “love jihad”, Adityanath mentioned, “I warn those who conceal identity and play with our sisters’ respect. If you don’t mend your ways your ‘Ram naam satya’ (chant associated with Hindu funerals) journey will begin.” 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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