The problem of “love jihad” got here up at a gathering between Rekha Sharma, the chief of the Nationwide Fee of Girls and Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari right now within the backdrop of the latest row over a Tanishq commercial. The Fee mentioned Ms Sharma had highlighted the “rise” in ”love jihad” instances within the state, reported news company Press Belief of India.
“Madam Chairperson raised the difficulty of rise in love jihad instances in Maharashtra. She highlighted a distinction between consensual inter-faith marriages and love jihad and mentioned that the latter required consideration,” an announcement from the Fee learn, reported PTI.
Later within the day, the Fee tweeted: “Our Chairperson @sharmarekha met with Bhagat Singh Koshyari, His Excellency, Governor of Maharashtra and mentioned points associated to #womensafety within the state together with defunct One Cease Centres, molestation and rape of girls sufferers at #COVID centres and rise in love jihad instances”.
“Love jihad” is the time period utilized by proper wing teams to focus on relationships between Muslim males and Hindu girls, which, they are saying, is an elaborate ruse to forcibly convert the ladies.
In February, the federal government advised parliament that the time period is just not outlined beneath current legal guidelines and no case has been reported by any Central company — formally distancing itself from time period utilized by proper wing teams in a number of instances of inter-faith marriages.
One of the best recognized amongst these instances was the occasion of Hadiya, a Kerala lady whose marriage to a Muslim man was upheld by the Supreme Court docket in March 2018 after a sequence of twists and turns.
Quoting Article 25 of the Structure, then Union Minister of State for Dwelling G Kishan Reddy mentioned it supplied the liberty to profess, apply and propagate faith topic to public order, morality and well being.
“The time period ‘Love Jihad’ is just not outlined beneath the extant legal guidelines. No such case of ‘Love Jihad’ has been reported by any of the central companies,” the minister had mentioned in a reply to a written query within the Lok Sabha.
Even so, widespread jewelry model Tanishq needed to withdraw an commercial final week amid allegations of selling “love jihad” and intense trolling and boycott calls on social media.
The commercial, that includes an interfaith child bathe, received assist from a number of who rejected the hate messages.