Ashok Gehlot (Pc: Social Media)
New Delhi: The Shivraj Singh government of Madhya Pradesh has prepared a draft of the law for Love Jihad. At the same time, the government headed by Yogi Adityanath of Uttar Pradesh is also going to make a law on it soon.
BJP is trying to spoil the communal harmony: Gehlot
Apart from this, there is a demand in many other states to make laws on this matter. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has targeted the BJP over love jihad. He says that the BJP is trying to spoil the communal harmony in the country. At the same time, Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia retorted that this statement is shameful.
They are creating an environment in the nation where 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.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) November 20, 2020
Ashok Gehlot on Friday tweeted, ‘Love jihad is a term coined by the BJP to divide the nation and disturb communal harmony. Marriage is a matter of personal liberty, bringing a law to curb it is completely unconstitutional and this law will not survive in any court. Jihad has no place in love. ‘
Gehlot said that marriage is a personal decision and BJP is curbing it. He said, ‘They are creating an environment in the nation where people who give mutual consent will be under the mercy and power of the state. Marriage is a personal decision and they are curbing it, which is like snatching personal freedom. ‘
Accusing the BJP of disturbing communal harmony, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. He said “It is like spoiling communal harmony, promoting social struggle and defying the constitutional provisions of the state.” While the state does not discriminate against citizens on any basis.
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