Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan today stated love and jihad do not go hand-in-hand and folks come up with topics like this just before elections.
“Love is very personal. Love and jihad don’t go hand-in-hand. Simply earlier than polls, people provide you with topics like this. It’s a personal choice who you wish to be with. Be in love and begin falling in love with one another. Do not make faith a political device,” stated Ms. Jahan in reply to a question at a press conference in Kolkata.
The actor-turned-politician is married to businessman Nikhil Jain.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently introduced that his authorities will enact a regulation to curb “love jihad” and forcible nonsecular conversion.
Earlier than this, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh had stated the state would quickly have a regulation towards “love jihad“. Karnataka has formulated a strict law towards “love jihad“.
The Residence Ministry on February four this yr clarified that the term “love jihad” just isn’t outlined under present legal guidelines and no such case has been reported thus far, together with by central businesses.
Two instances from Kerala involving inter-faith marriages have been investigated by the National Investigation Agency, according to the Residence Ministry.
The West Bengal meeting election is due next yr. With 294 seats, an eager contest awaits the state as BJP is trying to wrest energy from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress.