Assam CM on Love Jihad: Himanta Biswa Sarma made headlines after he stated his interpretation of Love Jihad which includes a Hindu man cheating a Hindu girl and luring her with fake information as unlawful too.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader addressed a press conference on the occasion of completing the second month of his government in the state.
Assam CM On Love Jihad: Strict Laws Against Hindu Boys Who Cheat
When asked about Love jihad, he said that he has reservations about the term but asserted that nobody will be allowed to cheat a woman, irrespective of his religious faith.
"The government will not tolerate any woman being cheated by anyone whether Hindu or Muslim," he said in the conference, "Appropriate action will be taken against such offenders to ensure the safety and security of our sisters."
In the said conference, he added that Hindutva is a way of life and claimed that adherents of most religions are descendants of Hindus.
The 52-year-old politician stated that the religion began 5,000 years ago and no one can stop the prevalence of the religion, including him.
"It has been flowing through the ages. Almost all of us are descendants of Hindus. A Christian or a Muslim has also descended from Hindus at some point in time," he added.
Sarma further said that the removal of Hindutva will mean "moving away from one's roots and motherland"
The “Hindu man cheating Hindu girl also ‘Love Jihad’”, says Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/KKdZ0lIaRy
“Hindu man cheating Hindu girl also ‘Love Jihad’”, says Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma pic.twitter.com/KKdZ0lIaRy— NDTV (@ndtv) July 10, 2021 of the conference, initially shared by NDTV garnered over 2,000 views in less than an hour.
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Recently, hashtag #boycottToofaan was trending on Twitter as netizens have accused the makers of the film of promoting 'love jihad' in the film as it features a Hindu girl-Muslim boy love angle.
The trend was unfortunately anticipated after the trailer dropped on June 30, indicating a relationship between an interfaith couple (both character and cast-wise). Read more on it here.