There is a lot of discussion these days about making laws against ‘Love Jihad’ in India. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra had also spoken of bringing a bill regarding the law in the next session. At the same time, the Uttar Pradesh government is also moving in the direction of taking strict steps against it. Meanwhile, National President of AIMIM and Rajya Sabha MP Asaduddin Owausi termed it against the spirit of the Constitution.
Owaisi said, ‘Such a law is against sections 14 and 21 of the Constitution. Then abolish the Special Marriage Act. They should read the constitution before talking about the law. ‘ He also said that BJP is adopting such tactics to divert the attention of youth from unemployment.
It’ll be gross violation of Articles 14 & 21, scrap Special Marriage Act then. They should study Constitution. Such propagation of hatred won’t work. BJP doing drama to distract youth who fell victim to unemployment: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM on anti-‘Love Jihad ‘law by some states pic.twitter.com/lDnwrWPbA4
– ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2020
Provision of 5 to 10 years sentence can be done in UP
The Home Department of Uttar Pradesh has drafted the proposed law against Love Jihad. This draft has been sent to the legislative department for testing. It could possibly be presented at the next cabinet meeting. The word ‘Love Jihad’ is not mentioned in the draft law prepared by the department. This is being termed as an illegal anti-conversion bill. In political discussions, a case called Love Jihad will be considered as illegal conversion and if convicted in such a case, a punishment of 5 to 10 years can be provided.
What to say Draft of Madhya Pradesh Love Jihad Act
The draft of Madhya Pradesh government’s new law (MP Freedom of Religion Act 2020) is almost ready. In this, there is a provision of punishment of five years in case of fresh cases caught, but the right to cancel such marriages has already been given to the family court, but in this case, any relative must first complain. That this episode and marriage is an issue related to love jihad. After this, the final decision will be made by the family court. The decision of the Family Court can be challenged in the High Court. It is being told that soon the draft will be finalized and sent to the law department for testing. After this, the committee of senior secretary will discuss it. After cabinet approval, it will be introduced in the winter session of the assembly. The act will also mention words like seduction, coercion, fraud, seduction.
Let us tell you that the Central Government has not said anything in this matter but it has started in BJP ruled states. Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka or Gujarat have all started drafting to enact legislation on it. Congress-ruled states are opposing the introduction of such legislation by other states.