Indore (Madhya Pradesh), November 22 — Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has urged the Central government and all state governments to frame a law against 'love jihad', alleging that it crushes the fundamental rights of the women.
"Love jihad is a symbol that women can be tortured. A man can cheat a woman by showing his false identity and he can also pressurise her to change religion. Love jihad means that if she is not ready for marriage, he can force her and even shoot her. These things are against the Constitution. It is a fundamental need of the country to check this," Kumar told reporters here.
"The country gives rights to every citizen right to live with respect. 'Love jihad' crushes all those rights. Those governments which are opposing the law against 'love jihad' means they support that fundamental rights should be crushed. I urge all state governments and the Central government to bring a law against 'love jihad'," he said.
Commenting on former vice president Hamid Ansari's reported remark that society became a victim of two pandemics — religiosity and strident nationalism before COVID-19, the RSS leader said: "Those talking about it are the ones who divided people on the lines of caste and religion. If Hamid Ansari looks into his own conduct, he will find that its seeds were sowed during his time.