Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan right this moment mentioned love and jihad do not go hand-in-hand and other people give you subjects like this simply earlier than elections.
“Love is very personal. Love and jihad don’t go hand-in-hand. Just before polls, people come up with topics like this. It is a personal choice who you want to be with. Be in love and start falling in love with each other. Don’t make religion a political tool,” mentioned Ms Jahan in reply to query at a press convention in Kolkata.
The actor-turned-politician is married to businessman Nikhil Jain.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had not too long ago introduced that his authorities will enact a regulation to curb “love jihad” and forcible non secular conversion.
Before this, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP authorities in Madhya Pradesh had mentioned the state would quickly have a regulation in opposition to “love jihad“. Karnataka has formulated a strict regulation in opposition to “love jihad“.
The Home Ministry on February four this yr clarified that the time period “love jihad” is just not outlined beneath present legal guidelines and no such case has been reported to date, together with by central businesses.
Two circumstances from Kerala involving inter-faith marriages have been investigated by the National Investigation Agency, in response to the Home Ministry.
The West Bengal meeting election is due subsequent yr. With 294 seats, a eager contest awaits the state as BJP is trying to wrest energy from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.