Union minister Smriti Irani took on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of 'love jihad', a conspiracy to convert Hindu women as alleged by some Hindutva groups. A day earlier, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh promulgated an ordinance to nullify marriages solemnised with the primary purpose of converting the bride. It also has provisions to punish 'unlawful' religious conversion. Other BJP-ruled states like Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka are also mulling similar laws. Owaisi had called the law violative of the Constitution and a diversionary tactic by BJP. Irani said all Indians should hail legislation aimed at protecting women and their rights. Watch the full video for more.
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As some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh have been mulling introduction of a law against ‘Love Jihad’, the Allahabad High Court has cancelled a case against a Muslim man Salamat by the parents of his wife, who converted from Hinduism to Islam last year to marry him. ‘We do not see Priyanka Kharwar & Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown-up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. An individual on attaining majority is statutorily conferred a right to choose a partner, which if denied would not only affect his/her human right but also right to life & personal liberty, guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution,’ The High Court bench said. So how could this verdict be a setback to the BJP ruled states planning a Love Jihad law? Watch this video to find out.
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Faridabad Police has filed a 600-page charge sheet at a district court in the city in connection with the Ballabgarh murder case in record 11 days. The Ballabgarh case refers to the murder of 21-year-old Nikita Tomar, who was shot dead by a man on October 25. "Faridabad Police has filed the charge sheet in the Nikita Tomar murder case in record 11 days. The 600-page charge sheet has around 60 witnesses. Faridabad Police has conducted the investigation on scientific grounds in which forensic and digital evidences were collected," said Adarshdeep Singh, ACP, Faridabad.
Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta said incidents of ‘love jihad’ have compelled to make laws against it. The speaker was referring to the recent killing of a 21-year-old woman in Ballabhgarh. Gupta said, “small and innocent girls are exploited and converted in the name of marriage.” The Father of the victim said his ‘daughter would have been alive if there were laws against love jihad’. A 21-year-old girl was killed in Ballabhgarh recently where the victim was shot dead outside her college. Earlier, Haryana Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made similar remarks over making laws against love jihad. The chief minister said there were suggestions of a love jihad angle in the Ballabhgarh case. Watch the video for more details.
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Home Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij on November 02 stated that the state government will make a law against 'Love-Jihad' after discussion with the coalition partners and other states like Uttar Pradesh. He said, "In the Ballabhgarh incident, the girl's parents have alleged that their daughter ran into an instance of 'Love-Jihad'. Other cases like this have intermittently surfaced too. I have also instructed the SIT to look into an angle of 'Love-Jihad'." "We are also deliberating on whether to bring in any law in this regard with our coalition partners and other states like UP. We are a democratic country and problems are only solved with laws, not sticks. So we'll make this law having discussed it with all," he added. The statement comes after a 21-year-old woman, was shot in broad daylight outside her college in Faridabad.
Speaking to ANI in Bhubaneswar on November 10, the speaker of Odisha Legislative Assembly and MLA from Digapahandi Assembly Constituency, Dr Surjya Narayan Patro spoke about the upcoming session of the state assembly. Patro said, "40-day Odisha assembly session will be conducted from November 20-December 31 following strict COVID-19 norms and everyone involved will be tested three days before the session." "There will no Saturday-Sunday holiday. Assembly will be sanitised daily," he added.
International karate champion Syeda Falak has decided to serve the people through politics. Falak has joined the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party. Syeda has been into social activities for the last two years and by raising her voice against injustice. "I have been into social activities since two years, raising my voice against the injustices done across India. I can see how the situation of the country is now. It is time for a change in Indian Politics. Minorities be it Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and other marginalised communities, they should not be slaves to so called secular parties. They should have their own voice. I want to serve the people and work for the society hence, I decided to join politics," she said. Talking about her past life and achievements, Syeda said, "I started learning Karate at the age of 12. Now it's been 13 to 14 years for my Karate career. I have represented India at many International championships, a winner of 20 National level Karate championships and 22 International level Karate championships and first from Telangana to qualify for World and Asian Karate Championships as well as first from Telangana to win the senior National title. I have also represented India at many world Karate Premium Leagues."
On October 26, a 21-year-old college girl was shot dead in broad daylight in Ballabhgarh. According to police, the incident happened when the woman went to write her college exam. Two accused have been..