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Law against ‘Love Jihad’ in Karnataka turns into political faceoff

Nov 5, 2020, 1:04 PM IST

Bengaluru: After Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka BJP leaders said that the state will bring law against ‘Love Jihad’ soon. Several BJP leaders in the state are demanding for implementing a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage. With the demands of the leaders, across the state the law against ‘Love Jihad’ could be turning into a political faceoff between various party leaders. Karnataka Home Minister and BJP leader Basavaraj Bommai claimed on Wednesday that 'Love Jihad' has been there for some time now, calling it a 'social evil'. The state government has been thinking about a law to defeat this, Basavaraj added. On the other hand, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah says "It is against the basic principles under the constitution. A person can marry anyone. Conversion after marriage, if they bring a law against this, I think it will not stand in the court of law. It becomes unconstitutional".

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