Updated: November 1, 2020 2:58:29 pm
A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asserted that his authorities was working to bring a strict law to curb incidents of “love jihad”, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Sunday stated the state was mulling the identical.
In a one-line tweet, Vij stated, “A regulation in opposition to love jihad is being thought-about in Haryana”. Speaking to ANI, Vij stated a regulation was wanted to “save younger ladies”. “This love jihad…it’s essential to remedy it, so we are able to save younger ladies. If we now have to cross a regulation to do that, we’ll,” the Haryana minister stated.
हरियाणा में लव जेहाद के खिलाफ कानून बनाने पर विचार किया जा रहा है ।
— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) November 1, 2020
The remarks by the Home Minister come amid outrage within the state over the killing of a 20-year-old student outside her college in Ballabhgarh by a former classmate and his confederate. On Sunday, locals in Ballabhgarh blocked National Highway 2, demanding justice for the sufferer.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar stated the state was contemplating authorized provisions in order that the responsible couldn’t escape. “Since Ballabhgarh lady killing case is being linked with ‘love jihad’, Centre in addition to state govt is wanting into it, and contemplating authorized provisions in order that responsible is just not capable of escape, and no harmless particular person is punished,” ANI quoted Khattar as saying.
Nikita Tomar, a third-year B.Com pupil, was allegedly accosted by primary accused Tauseef when she was leaving Aggarwal College after ending an examination. Tauseef and his confederate tried to power her right into a automotive whilst Tomar resisted their efforts and was shot lifeless as she tried to flee from them. Both Tauseef and his confederate have been arrested.
Tomar’s household alleged Tauseef had been pressuring her to marry him and had kidnapped her in 2018. Last week, Vij alleged that the woman’s parents were forced to take again the case registered in 2018 in opposition to the accused as a consequence of strain from Congress leaders.
On Saturday, addressing a rally in Jaunpur for the upcoming bye-elections, Adityanath warned these waging “love jihad” to fix their methods or be ready for his or her final journey — “Ram naam satya hai ki yatra nikalne waali hai”.
Citing a current ruling of the Allahabad High Court that stated “spiritual conversion for the sake of marriage is unacceptable”, Adityanath stated, “Govt will even work to curb ‘love-jihad’, we’ll make a regulation. I warn those that conceal id and play with our sisters’ respect. If you don’t mend your methods your ‘Ram naam satya’ journey will start.”
Love jihad is a time period coined by Hindutva teams to explain inter-religious marriages, which they allege includes the conversion of the girl — both by power or guile — to marry a Muslim man. Incidentally, earlier this 12 months, the federal government advised the Lok Sabha that no regulation acknowledges “Love Jihad” within the nation and that the Constitution gave everybody the liberty to apply and propagate any faith.
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