Don’t approve of conversion for marriage, says Rajnath Singh; backs the law – india news
Backing the “anti-conversion” legislation introduced by the Uttar Pradesh government, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that he personally does not support conversion to marry.
“I want to ask why there should be a conversion. The practice of bulk conversions should stop. As far as I know, in the Muslim religion, one cannot marry someone of another religion. Personally, I do not approve of conversion for marriage, ”Rajnath Singh told ANI in an exclusive interview.
He was answering a question about the misuse of the “law of love and jihad” enacted by the Uttar Pradesh government. Rajnath Singh is a deputy for the Lok Sabha of Lucknow.
He said there is a difference between “natural marriage” and forced religious conversion for marriage.
“In many cases, you may have seen that religious conversion is done with force, and sometimes it is done out of greed. Natural marriage and forced conversion to marriage have a big difference and I think the governments that made these laws have considered all of these things, ”he added.
Responding to a question, he said that a true Hindu will not practice discrimination.
“I believe that a true Hindu will not discriminate by caste, religion and sects. Our religious scriptures do not give permission for this either. India is the only country that has transmitted the message of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam” (The whole world is one family). No country did this, ”he added.
The Uttar Pradesh government has enacted a law to prohibit fraudulent and forced conversions, including conversion for marriage.
The Madhya Pradesh government also passed the 2020 Freedom of Religion Bill.
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