All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on December 29 said that BJP-ruled states are making a mockery of Constitution through ‘Love Jihad’ laws and they aim to bring Muslims in a bad light. Describing the new agricultural laws of the central government as ‘harsh’, Owaisi also challenged the Narendra Modi government to bring laws guaranteeing minimum support price (MSP) to farmers and providing employment.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was agitated after Shivraj cabinet in Madhya Pradesh called a special meeting for the Ordinance of the Love-Jihad act. Owaisi attacked the Love Jihad Law on Tuesday, saying that there is no definition of Love-Jihad in the Constitution. BJP-ruled states are making fun of the Constitution through Love Jihad laws.
“The BJP is creating an atmosphere of hatred against the Muslim community,” Owaisi told reporters in Hyderabad. He said that such laws are a clear violation of Articles 14, 21 and 25 of the constitution, which are respectively the right to equality, life and the right to personal liberty and the right to religious freedom.
“No govt has any role to play in the personal life of any Indian citizen…BJP is clearly indulging in violating fundamental rights of the Constitution,” added Owaisi.
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi questioned BJP MP Sudhanshu Trivedi whether the Ministry of Home Affairs can define Love Jihad? Owaisi said, “The central government has said that there is no such thing. We cannot define it. Who gave your government the right to decide the life of adults who are. Things like Love Jihad are against the Constitution of India. The Supreme Court has also said that an adult has the right to live his life as he wishes. “
Owaisi said, “This is Nazism. Bapu also faced discrimination in South Africa. He was thrown off the rail. In which direction are you taking the country? You should have given a law to the country, in which the farmers have a written guarantee of the MSP.”
Owaisi added, “By making such laws, BJP wants to spread hatred among people. What does love jihad mean? Many Union ministers are also involved in Love Jihad. Why are these people looking into people’s personal lives?”
He further said that those days are not far away, just as the Father of the Nation in South Africa, Mahatma Gandhi was taken down from the train, such days will come in his country, it will be written that there will not be any Muslim sitting here, no Dalit will sit here.
“The PM should have come forward and said that we are giving MSP to the farmers. You are not making the law of MSP but in the name of love jihad, they act to spread hatred. At the time of the lockdown, the media and some people accused the Tablighi Jamaat of Corona Jihad. Later, different high courts in the country acquitted everyone. Corona Jihad, Love Jihad, UPSC Jihad is a lie. BJP wants to spread hatred against Muslims in the minds of Hindu brothers,” added Owaisi.
It is to be noted that the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday approved the ordinance to deal with Love Jihad cases in the state. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, “The provision of imprisonment of five to 10 years and a minimum of Rs. 1,00,000 is being imposed for mass conversion.”