BJP pledges to enact laws on ‘Love Jihad’ and ‘Land Jihad’ in Assam

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam has promised to pass multiple laws against “Love Jihad” and “Land Jihad” if it is voted back to power in the state.

In its manifesto released on March 23, the saffron party has promised to formulate appropriate laws and policies to tackle and end the menace of “Love Jihad” and “Land Jihad” in Assam.

Notably, the law against “Love Jihad” has already been passed by Uttar Pradesh to put a brake on inter-religion marriages between Hindu and Muslims. It appears that Assam has added a new dimension with “Land Jihad”.

The ruling BJP government had said that the government will go on the offensive against “land grabbing” as encroachments have not spared even monasteries (Vaishnavite Satras).

Assam minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has already promised to go all out against illegal migrants in the 2021 assembly polls which he termed to be a battle to safeguard Assam’s civilization from illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators and “Miya culture”.

“We are going all out against ‘land jihad’. Certain elements have grabbed land from us in lower and middle Assam. They have not even spared the monasteries. This will feature in our manifesto,” he said while reiterating that the saffron party stands against radicalism, communalism and fundamentalism.

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