Monday, June 24, 2024

What is love jihad, asks Rajnath


Share post:


New Delhi: At a time when some BJP leaders are raking up the controversial ‘love jihad’ issue, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said he had “no idea” about it. What is love jihad? was his prompt reply with a smile when he was asked about his views on it.
Many BJP leaders including Lakshmikant Bajpayee and Yogi Adityanath have raised the issue ahead of the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.
“Arey yeh hai kya. Hume nahi maloom (What is this. I don’t know),” was Singh’s reply when reporters drew his attention towards BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat issuing statements asking Hindu girls to stay away from Muslims.
Singh’s reply led to peals of laughter from the scribes, who had gathered for his press conference on first 100 days of the Union Home Ministry.
“I have no idea,” was the only response from Singh when he was persistently queried about the ‘love jihad’ statements of various leaders who have claimed that Muslims were marrying Hindu girls and then getting them converted. (PTI)


Related articles

Virtual database of 60k UP students soon

Shillong, June 24: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to develop a smartphone application that will be a...

Factionalism raises its head in Kerala CPI-M as pressure mounts on CM Vijayan

Shillong, June 24: After two decades when factionalism raised its head in the Kerala unit of the CPI-M,...

Hyundai Motor doubles down on ensuring longer driving range of EVs

Shillong, June 24: Hyundai Motor Group is strengthening its electric vehicle (EV) battery supply chain and internal production...

Stock Market Today: Sensex, Nifty trade lower, IndusInd Bank and Tata Steel top losers

Shillong, June 24: India equity benchmarks opened in red on Monday as heavyweights like IndusInd bank, Tata Steel,...