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Nusrat Jahan on Love Jihad: Before polls, people come up with such things

She also spoke about 'love-jihad' dubbing it two separate things which have no correlation

Monday November 23, 2020 10:13 PM, ummid.com with inputs from Agencies

Nusrat Jahan

Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP from Basirhat, Nusrat Jahan slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for using religion as a political tool to consolidate their support base ahead of the state assembly elections.

She also spoke about 'love-jihad' dubbing it two separate things which have no correlation. The Trinamool parliamentarian said that "love" and "jihad" are two different things which do not go hand-in-hand. She said it is a matter of personal choice who wants to be with whom.

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"Love is very personal. Love and jihad don't go hand-in-hand. Just before polls, people come up with topics like this. It is a personal choice who you want to be with. Be in love and start falling in love with each other", Jahan said in reply to a question during a media interaction here.

"Don't make religion a political tool," she added.

The Bengali actor-turned-politician is married to businessman Nikhil Jain. Nusrat Jahan was responding to decision taken by BJP-ruled states to formulate law against what they call "love jihad".

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had recently announced that his government will enact a law to curb "love jihad" and forcible religious conversion.

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Before UP, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh had said the state would soon have a law against "love jihad". Karnataka has formulated a strict law against "love jihad".

On Sunday, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that the laws planned to be brought by BJP-ruled states to check the so-called 'love jihad' are an attempt by the BJP to divert people's attention from real issues faced by the country.

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He alleged that unable to solve the problem of growing unemployment, arrest joblessness and economic crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BJP was resorting to theatrics.

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