Love Jihad is not a matter of faith – Owaisi
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday lashed out at BJP’s allegations on Shraddha Walker murder case. He has alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party is doing politics on this issue. He has also claimed that this issue is not an issue of love jihad in any way. It is worth mentioning that in the Gujarat Assembly and Delhi MCD elections, some big BJP leaders have also raised the issue of Shraddha Walker brutally killed in Delhi and have tried to call it love jihad. On Thursday, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi also jumped into the controversy and claimed that ‘BJP’s politics on this issue is completely wrong’. This is not an issue of love jihad but harassment and ill-treatment against a woman and should be seen as such and condemned. ,
Himanta Bishwa Sarma is telling love jihad
In fact, after Gujarat, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Bishwa Sarma has raised the matter of heinous murder of Shraddha Walker even during the campaign for the Delhi Municipal elections. Sarma had on Sunday demanded a strict law against love jihad. The term ‘Love Jihad’ is commonly used by BJP leaders and Hindu organisations. Under this, it is claimed that this is a conspiracy to lure or forcibly convert Hindu girls. During a roadshow in Ghonda, Northeast Delhi, Himanta Bishwa Sarma told BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Roadshow that the country has got a law against triple talaq. He said, ‘We also need a law against love jihad and a common civil code.’
Made the issue of love jihad from Gujarat to Delhi
Referring to the Mehrauli murder case in Delhi, the Assam Chief Minister said, ‘You saw a few days ago that a man named Aftab cut Shraddha into 35 pieces. The love jihad that we used to read about in newspapers has now reached our cities and metros. A few days back, he also said at a rally in Gujarat’s Kutch, ‘Aftab from Mumbai brought Shraddha sister and cut her into 35 pieces in the name of love jihad. Where did he keep the dead body….in the fridge…..’ He further said, ‘If there is no powerful leader in the country who considers the nation as his mother, then such a storm will start arising in every city….’
It is our right to contest elections – Owaisi
Owaisi’s party AIMIM is contesting on 13 seats in the Gujarat elections. His party has entered into an electoral alliance with Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar Azad’s party in Delhi’s MCD elections as well. The anti-BJP parties have been accusing him of indirectly helping the Bharatiya Janata Party. Regarding contesting elections in Gujarat, his answer is that ‘we do not need permission from any other party to contest elections, it is our right’. We have faith in the people of the country and the constitution, our fight will strengthen Indian democracy.
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What is Shraddha Walker Murder Case?
According to the allegations, 27-year-old Shraddha Walker was strangulated to death by Aftab Poonawalla on May 18 this year. After that his body was allegedly cut into 35 pieces. He also bought a 300-litre fridge to slowly dispose of the body parts. Due to this, according to his plan, he kept throwing Shraddha’s body in pieces in the forests of Chhatarpur area of Delhi and nearby places. According to the latest revelations, he had already threatened to cut her into pieces two years ago and Shraddha had also complained about this to the Mumbai Police. But, later his complaint was withdrawn due to unknown reasons. Shraddha started living with Aftab without marriage despite her parents’ disapproval and eventually she could never return to her home alive.