Up to date: November 1, 2020 10:03:54 pm
A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to formulate a law against “love jihad”, his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar Sunday stated his authorities can be considering “authorized provisions” in opposition to it to make sure such incidents are usually not repeated. Khattar cited the current current homicide of a pupil in Faridabad’s Ballabhgarh to justify the necessity for such a authorized provision.
“This (Ballabhgarh) incident must be strongly condemned. This incident is being seen linked with the love jihad challenge… each the Centre and the state authorities are taking the love jihad challenge very critically and authorized recommendation is being taken in order that such incidents are usually not repeated. Authorized provisions are being contemplated in order that the responsible can’t escape and no harmless particular person is punished,” Khattar advised mediapersons on the sidelines of an occasion in Karnal.
Final week, Nikita Tomar, a 21-year-old college student, was shot dead exterior her school in Ballabhgarh by a person. The sufferer’s household has alleged that the person was pressuring her to transform to Islam with a view to marry him. Some Hindu outfits have alleged that the girl’s homicide is a case of “love jihad”.
On Saturday, citing an Allahabad Excessive Court docket ruling, which stated spiritual conversion for the sake of marriage is unacceptable, Adityanath stated his authorities would give you a legislation to take care of “love jihad” and warned these indulging in such actions to fix their methods or be ready for his or her final journey.
Haryana House Minister Anil Vij justified Adityanath’s remarks.
हरियाणा में लव जेहाद के खिलाफ कानून बनाने पर विचार किया जा रहा है ।
— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) November 1, 2020
“No matter Yogi Adityanath says, he all the time speaks the reality. The state authorities is contemplating bringing a laws to take care of circumstances pertaining to like jihad. Makes an attempt are being made by unscrupulous parts to pressure individuals to transform their faith via love jihad. In Faridabad’s Nikita homicide case too, the sufferer’s household have alleged that Nikita was being compelled to vary her faith. So, we’d like to consider it,” Vij stated.
Vij added, “We will maintain discussions with the allies and in addition look at authorized points concerned. There are particular factors on which discussions are required to be held. Additional choice shall be taken accordingly.”
He additionally tweeted that “a legislation in opposition to love jihad is being thought-about in Haryana”.
“It’s a severe challenge. If a legislation is critical to cease this love jihad, we’ll convey it,” Vij additional stated.
A ‘Mahapanchayat’ was organised by varied social organisations in Ballabhgarh Sunday to demand justice for Nikita. The Haryana authorities had arrange a three-member particular investigation crew to probe the case. The police have already arrested three males within the case together with the principle accused, Tausif.
Vij stated that one of many phrases of reference of the SIT is to seek out out if makes an attempt had been being made in an organised method to pressure individuals to vary their faith. “The SIT shall even be investigating this. The state authorities is finding out varied facets of this love jihad,” he added.
Senior officers advised The Indian Express that “discussions had been being held at varied ranges to give you such a laws”. Sources stated the state authorities can be in session with the Centre to work out the modalities and research authorized facets concerned to convey such a laws.
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