Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday affirmed that “Love Jihad” is a word made by the Bhratiya Janata Party (BJP) to partition the country and upset communal harmony.
Taking to Twitter, he said that marriage is an individual choice and the BJP is putting controls on it.
“Love Jihad is a word made by the BJP to partition the country and upset communal harmony. Marriage involves individual freedom, carrying a law to check it is totally unlawful and it won’t remain in any courtroom. Jihad is not welcome in affection,” Gehlot tweeted.
“They are establishing a climate in the country where consenting grown-ups would be helpless before state power. Marriage is an individual choice and they are putting checks on it, which resembles grabbing endlessly close to home freedom,” he said in another tweet.
Gehlot said it was by all accounts a “ploy to disturb collective congruity, fuel social clash and dismissal sacred arrangements like the state not victimizing residents on any ground”.
Prior, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his administration will carry a severe law to check “love jihad” and coercive strict transformation, refering to an Allahabad High Court request.
Reacting to a question in Lok Sabha in February this year, the Union Home Ministry had explained the term ‘love jihad’ isn’t characterized under the current laws and no such case has been accounted for up until now.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had just reported that the state government will bring a Bill against ‘affection jihad’ in the following Assembly meeting that will have the arrangement of five years of thorough detainment.