Jaunpur: Welcoming the Allahabad High Court ruling that declared the conversion for the sole purpose of marriage as ''null and void'', Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that his government would deal with ‘love jihad’ with a firm hand.
“If the people do not stop playing with honours of daughters and sisters by concealing their identities, 'the Ram Naam Satya' journey will start," the Chief Minister said in a stern warning to people.
“The Allahabad High Court had yesterday said that the conversion should not be resorted to solely for the marriage and it should not be given validity,” CM Yogi said, adding that his government is also making a decision to check love jihad sternly.
The Chief Minister made these remarks while addressing a rally for the November 3 by-election for the Malhani assembly seat in Jaunpur and that of Deoria.\
“We will bring an effective law. It is my warning to those who play with the honour and dignity of sisters and daughters by hiding their real names and identities, if they do not mend their ways, the Ram Naam Satya journey will start,” CM Yogi Adityanath said.
#WATCH Allahabad HC said religious conversion isn't necessary for marriage. Govt will also work to curb 'Love-Jihad', we'll make a law. I warn those who conceal identity & play with our sisters' respect, if you don't mend your ways your 'Ram naam satya' journey will begin: UP CM pic.twitter.com/7Ddhz15inS
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"The posters of those involved in love jehad will be put on all road crossings," he warned. Referring to the Mission Shakti programme of his government, the chief minister said the programme is meant to ensure the safety, security and honour of women, but if anyone still dares to indulge in any misadventure, the Operation Shakti is underway.
"The court's verdict will be followed and the honour and dignity of women will be ensured," he declared.
In Deoria, he said that an attempt was made to illegally grab the ashram of renowned saint Devraha Baba following which he was forced to shift to Vrindavan.
This has prompted the BJP government to start building a hospital there in his name, he said, adding the academic work too will start there from the next session and the people of the area will also get expert medical treatment.
Claiming that the rule of mafia and goonda elements has come to an end in the state, the chief minister said the Samajwadi Party chief is today worried because he had sympathy for such elements but the government has launched a drive against them.
Attacking the Congress, SP and Bahujan Samaj Party, the Chief Minister said their governments had worked on the basis of caste while the BJP government is working for all sections of the society with complete sincerity, honesty and devotion.
CM Yogi said seeing the massive support to his party, the Samajwadi Party, out of desperation, is conspiring to instigate riots in the state where no such incident has taken place for the past three and half years nor would it be allowed at any cost.
Asserting that the government jobs are no longer up for sale in Uttar Pradesh, the chief minister said in three and half years during his governance, over 3.50 lakh youths have got government jobs.