Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting at Circuit House, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on October 31, 2020.

UP government planning law to ‘regulate’ interfaith marriages, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath stated on Saturday that his authorities is planning to introduce a regulation to manage interfaith marriages involving Muslim males and Hindu ladies, citing a excessive courtroom order to vow that his administration would safe and defend ladies within the state.

Adityanath additionally pledged that public land encroached upon by criminals and mafia could be used to construct homes for the poor. He made the bulletins whereas campaigning for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates in for the upcoming meeting bypolls.

In his speech, Adityanath cited an Allahabad excessive courtroom order, handed on October 30, the place a single-judge bench held that spiritual conversion solely for the aim of marriage shouldn’t be legitimate underneath regulation. The case pertained to a Muslim lady who transformed to marry a Hindu man, and the couple approached the courtroom for police safety.

“The Allahabad high court has said that for marriages, changing religion isn’t necessary. The government too has decided to check ‘love jihad’ with all its might. An effective law would be made that would ensure that those who cheat gullible women by hiding their identity would be effectively dealt with,” the CM stated.

Love Jihad is a time period utilized by right-wing staff to explain interfaith relationships between a Muslim man and a Hindu lady. In February this 12 months, the federal government advised Parliament that there was no definition of the time period and no such instances had been reported by businesses.

To ensure, the HC order didn’t use the time period in its order.

“I want to warn all such people that if they don’t mend their ways, they would have to set out on a ‘Ram naam satya hai’ journey,” he stated.

‘Ram naam satya hai’ (Ram is the everlasting fact) is the mantra Hindus elevate whereas lending a shoulder to the bier throughout final rites.

“Many of our sisters and daughters became victims of `love jihad’. They were deceived by people using forged names and identity,’’ he pointed out.

Interfaith relationships have become a hot-button issue in several states, including Uttar Pradesh, where Hindu activists allege that Muslim men “lure” gullible ladies for conversion. Many specialists reject these allegations and say that grownup women and men are free to transform for relationships.

“Is this the first time he (CM Yogi Adityanath) used this kind of language? It’s been over three years now. Earlier he had said Thok Do (do encounter killing), and now this. Samajwadi Party is against crime but firmly believes that it is the job of the judiciary to give punishments… He has been using this kind of language and making tall claims and lies. But all kinds of crimes have skyrocketed in his regime. Innocent are getting killed, killers are getting protection,” stated Samajwadi Party state spokesperson and former minister, Rajendra Chaudhary.