Backing the “anti-conversion” laws introduced by Uttar Pradesh authorities, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday stated that he personally doesn’t assist conversion for marriage.
“I wish to ask why there ought to be a conversion. The observe of mass conversions ought to cease. So far as I do know, within the Muslim faith, one can not marry somebody from one other faith. I personally don’t approve of conversion for marriage,” Rajnath Singh instructed ANI in an unique interview.
He was responding to a query in regards to the misuse of “love-jihad regulation” enacted by the Uttar Pradesh authorities. Rajnath Singh is Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow.
He stated there’s a distinction between “pure marriage” and forceful non secular conversion for marriage.
“In lots of circumstances, you might have seen that the non secular conversion is being carried out forcefully and generally it’s carried out underneath greed. Pure marriage and forceful conversion for marriage has an enormous distinction and I believe governments which made these legal guidelines have thought of all these items,” he added.
Answering a question, he stated a real Hindu won’t observe discrimination.
“I consider true Hindu won’t do discrimination based mostly on caste, faith and sects. Our non secular scriptures additionally don’t give permission for this. India is the one nation that has given the message of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” (The entire world is a household). No nation did this,” he added.
The Uttar Pradesh authorities has enacted a regulation to ban fraudulent and forcible conversions, together with conversion for marriage.
The Madhya Pradesh authorities has additionally authorised the Freedom to Faith Invoice 2020.
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