Sarma: Why Himanta Biswa Sarma said Assam will end love jihad | India News

NEW DELHI: Taking a robust stand in opposition to love jihad, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated the federal government will put an finish to it. He additionally threatened motion in opposition to state Congress president Bhupen Borah for stating that the marriages between Lord Krishna and Rukmini in addition to that between Dhritarashtra and Gandhari in Mahabharata had been love jihad.

The conflict between Sarma and Borah passed off after a triple homicide that passed off in Golaghat on July 26. Within the case, 25-year-old Nazibur Rahman Bora murdered his 24-year-old spouse Sanghamitra Ghosh and her mother and father earlier than he surrendered to the police with their nine-month-old youngster.
Sarma visited the household of the sufferer the identical day. He stated, “In Assam, be it Nazibur Rahman or another particular person, we stand agency in our dedication that crime has no place in our state. Our resolve stays unwavering – no prison shall escape justice.”

Calling the triple homicide a results of love jihad, the CM stated it’s a actuality and the folks ought to stay cautious about it. Earlier in Assam, when folks received married underneath the Particular Marriage Act, nobody modified their faith. They held onto their roots and received married, he stated.
However nowadays, Sarma stated, a precondition is put to alter the faith to get married as folks object to getting into the temple. When such cases occur, it creates variations among the many folks and results in “shameful eventualities”. Though, he stated, there are a number of exceptions too.
He stated, “So I might say that once we discuss love jihad, folks ask the place do now we have that? They criticise us in return. However right now, a grotesque homicide case of three harmless folks within the coronary heart of Golaghat city proves that love jihad is an actual idea.”
Reacting to Sarma’s stand on love jihad, the Assam Congress chief stated the wedding between King Dhritarashtra and Gandhari in Mahabharata was an instance of affection jihad. He additional stated when Lord Krishna got here to marry Rukmini, his greatest buddy Arjuna dressed as a feminine to confuse her household. This was additionally love jihad, Borah stated.
Sarma took sturdy exception to the Congress chief’s remarks. He threatened to take motion in opposition to him if somebody recordsdata a criticism. Borah is learnt to have apologised and withdrawn his derogatory feedback.
Persevering with his assault in opposition to love jihad, the Assam CM, throughout his go to to
Bongaigaon the subsequent day, pledged to finish the observe within the state.
Replying to Borah’s remarks, Sarma stated, “We are going to finish love jihad. If there may be love, then what’s its correlation with jihad? We’ve got to cease this love jihad as love and jihad don’t go collectively. Lord Krishna and Rukmini had love, not jihad. Throughout Mahabharata’s time, there was love between Usha and Aniruddha, Krishna and Rukmini. However now jihad is occurring and, due to this fact, murders are going down.”
He stated the state authorities’s stand is that there are educated Muslim women whom the boys ought to marry. Equally, he stated, there are a lot of good Hindu women so Hindu boys ought to marry them.
“But when there may be interfaith marriage, there nonetheless is the federal government’s Particular Marriage Act the place the woman doesn’t have to alter her faith. It’s not written wherever that after getting married, the woman has to simply accept the boy’s faith. If the wedding occurred due to love and there’s no change of faith, then the phrase jihad is not going to be used,” he stated.
In response to Sarma, there is not going to be any drawback if marriage is occurring throughout the legislation. However issues come up when medicine are given within the title of marriage, he stated.

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