BJP leaders use the time period ‘love jihad’ whereas alleging that Hindu ladies face harassment and compelled conversion within the title of affection and marriage
Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday mentioned “love jihad” is a time period “manufactured” by the BJP to disturb communal concord, frightening a pointy response from Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.
In a tweet, Gehlot mentioned marriage is a matter of private liberty and bringing a regulation to curb it’s unconstitutional. Hitting again, Shekhawat requested if marriage is a matter of private liberty “why are the ladies not free to make use of their maiden title or faith”.
BJP leaders use the time period “love jihad” whereas alleging that Hindu ladies face harassment and compelled conversion within the title of affection and marriage. BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have mentioned they’re contemplating enactment of legal guidelines to curb such marriages.
Gehlot, nevertheless, mentioned such a regulation is not going to stand scrutiny in any court docket.
“Love jihad is a phrase manufactured by the BJP to divide the nation and disturb communal concord,” the Congress chief tweeted. “Jihad has no place in love. They’re creating an surroundings within the nation the place consenting adults can be on the mercy of state energy. Marriage is a private determination and they’re placing curbs on it, which is like snatching away private liberty,” Gehlot mentioned.
“It appears a ploy to disrupt communal concord, gasoline social battle and disrespect constitutional provisions just like the state not discriminating in opposition to residents on any floor,” he added.
Union Jal Shakti minister and outstanding BJP chief from Rajasthan Gajendra Singh Shekhawat reacted strongly. “Pricey Ashok ji, Love Jihad is a entice that has 1000’s of younger ladies believing marriage is a private affair, the place later it seems it is not. Additionally, if it’s a matter of private liberty, then why are the ladies not free to maintain their maiden title or faith?” he requested.
“Why are households of ladies too compelled to just accept the opposite faith? Is not faith a matter of private liberty?” he tweeted.
Shekhawat requested if supporting this within the guise of private freedom was the “new communal agenda” of the Congress. He charged that “manufacturing phrases, riots and hatred is a Congress prerogative”.
The BJP, he mentioned, believed in “Sabka Vikas”, or common improvement, and would be certain that womenfolk are “not topic to injustice of any variety”.