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‘Are interfaith marriages by kin of BJP leaders love jihad?’: After Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel questions saffron get together – India News , Firstpost

In a sequence of tweets on Friday, Rajashtan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had mentioned that the BJP had ‘manufactured’ the time period ‘love jihad’ ‘to divide the nation and curb particular person rights of residents’

File picture of Bhupesh Baghel. Firstpost/Debobrat Ghose

Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday echoed his Rajasthan counterpart Ashok Gehlot’s statements on ‘love jihad’ and questioned whether or not inter-faith marriages of BJP leaders would even be outlined as such.

“Family members of a number of BJP leaders have additionally carried out inter-religion marriages. I ask BJP leaders if these marriages come underneath the definition of ‘love jihad’,” the Congress chief was quoted as saying by ANI.

On Friday, Gehlot had slammed the BJP over the time period ‘love jihad’ and mentioned that the saffron get together had “manufactured” the time period “to divide the nation and curb individual rights of citizens”.

In a sequence of tweets, Gehlot added that marriage is a matter of non-public liberty and bringing a legislation to curb it’s fully unconstitutional, he mentioned. It is not going to stand the scrutiny by any courtroom of legislation.

“Jihad has no place in love. They are creating an environment in the nation where consenting adults would be at the mercy of state power. Marriage is a personal decision and they are putting curbs on it which is like snatching away personal liberty,” he tweeted.

He mentioned it appears a ploy to disrupt communal concord, gasoline social battle, and disrespect constitutional provisions just like the state not discriminating towards residents on any floor.

Gehlot remarks adopted bulletins by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they’re contemplating to enact a legislation towards love jihad, referring to the allegations that girls are being transformed to Islam within the title of affection and marriage.

With inputs from companies

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