Rampur: Attacking BJP over the issue of 'love jihad', senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that both 'love' and 'jihad' are "paak lafz" (pure words) and should not be misused to vitiate the atmosphere.
Talking to reporters here yesterday, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said, "Both the words, 'love' and 'jihad', are paak lafz... And should not be misused..."
Khan said those who are misusing the words to create division between communities should be punished as per law.
He said "125 crore Indians cannot be held responsible if several hundred people indulge in exploitation of the two words".
The UP minister also hit out at BJP MP Yogi Aditya Nath for his controversial remarks on inter-community marriage.