A day after the Allahabad HC said religious conversion isn’t necessary for marriage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the state government will also work to curb ‘Love-Jihad’ and will bring a law.
The CM further warned those who conceal identity and play with the respect of Hindu women to mend their ways otherwise their ‘Ram Naam Satya’ journey will begin.
#WATCH Allahabad HC said religious conversion isn't necessary for marriage. Govt will also work to curb 'Love-Jihad', we'll make a law. I warn those who conceal identity & play with our sisters' respect, if you don't mend your ways your 'Ram naam satya' journey will begin: UP CM pic.twitter.com/7Ddhz15inS
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On Friday, the Allahabad High Court held that conversion of religion just for the purpose of marriage is not legal.
‘Govt will also work to curb ‘Love-Jihad’, we’ll make a law’
The Court while dismissing a plea of a couple of different religions directed them to appear before the magistrate to register their statements. The couple had requested the court to intervene and direct their families to stop interfering in their married life, however, the Court denied intervening in the matter.
The order was issued by Justice MC Tripathi on the plea of Priyanshi alias Samreen and others. The wife had accepted the Hindu religion on June 29, 2020, and married the man on July 31. The Court observed that it is clear that the conversion was effected only for the purpose of marriage.
Citing the Noor Jahan Begum’s case decision the High Court said that the conversion of religion for marriage is not valid. In the cited case, Hindu girls had converted to Islam for marriage, reported ANI adding that in the Noor Jahan Begum case, the court had cited Hadith of the Quran and said that without belief, religion could not be changed.
VHP wants effective legislation against conversion
The debate over ‘love jihad’ intensified after the daylight murder of Nikita Tomar. The accused Tauseef had been pressurizing the 21-year-old commerce student to convert to Islam.
He ha also lied about his identity to Nikita as he believed that it would be a hindrance in becoming friends with her.
The VHP expressed concerns over increasing incidents of love jihad, religious conversions and atrocities on Hindus and demanded effective legislation against conversion by fraud or inducement and “love jihad”.
Source: Times Now