The BJP-led govt in Assam has determined to crack down at the “rising pattern of marriages by way of deception”, generally involving potential groom mendacity about his faith to marry a Hindu lady, finance & well-being minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Wednesday.
“In Assam, many Muslim boys create Facebook accounts with Hindu names and publish photos of themselves at temples. A woman will get married to 1 such boy, simplest to find later that he’s now not from the similar faith. This can be a now not a bona fide marriage – it’s in accordance with false data and mainly quantities to breach of believe,” Sarma mentioned.
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Clarifying that the federal government wasn’t towards marriage outdoor one’s faith so long as it was once wilful and without deception, the minister mentioned the speculation was once to offer protection to “our daughters and sisters” from being tricked into an inter-faith dating.
Two days ago, while attending a BJP mahila morcha meeting in Dibrugarh, Sarma had said the time had come to “start a new fight against love jihad on Assam’s soil”. He said if BJP retained the reins of government for another five years, anyone hiding his religious identity for marriage or making “negative comments” about Assamese women would face strict punishment.