Union Minister Giriaj Singh on Friday demanded a legislation in Bihar against ‘love jihad’, which, he claimed, has become a menace. Distancing itself, the JDU said there shouldn’t be any discussion on such comments.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh said love jihad has come to be realised as a menace in all states across the country. (PTI File)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh has favoured enactment of a legislation in Bihar against ‘love jihad’, saying there is a need to work on bringing a law to tackle the menace in the country.
With the BJP-ruled states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana set to bring a law against ‘love jihad‘, BJP’s Giriraj Singh said a similar law should be brought in Bihar too as he went on to call ‘love jihad’ cancer for the society.
“Love jihad has come to be realised as a menace in all states across the country – not just among Hindus but among all non-Muslims. In Kerala where Christians have a large population, members of the community have raised concern over this phenomenon,” Giriraj Singh said.
“There is a need to work towards bringing a law against ‘love jihad’ and population control,” Union Minister Giriraj Singh said as he addressed media in his constituency Begusarai.
What has JDU said?
Janata Dal (United), NDA’s alliance partner in Bihar, however, has said there is no need to discuss the statement made by Giriraj Singh.
When questioned about Giriraj Singh’s demand, Janata Dal (United) Bihar president Vashishth Narayan Singh, who was addressing a press conference in Patna on Saturday, said “There shouldn’t be any discussion on such comments. It is not necessary that if someone gives a comment then there should be a discussion.”