Develop Rules To Probe ‘Love-Jihad’ Cases: Himanta Sarma To Cops



Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday urged the police to develop an ordinary working Process (SOP) for probing circumstances of ‘love-jihad’ within the state.

The foundation explanation for ‘love jihad’ is forceful spiritual conversions, Mr Sarma claimed in his deal with to the superintendents of police at a conference in Bongaigaon.

“Apart from, an act can be applied quickly within the state by which the marriageable age can be legally fastened for all communities, a number of marriages can be stopped and extra legislative steps can be taken in order that when arrests are made for violating the norms, the accused don’t get bail,” Mr Sarma stated.

The chief minister has been claiming that the triple homicide case in Golaghat the place a 25-year outdated Muslim man killed his Hindu spouse and her dad and mom on Monday was a case of ‘love jihad’, a time period utilized by right-wing teams to allege that Muslim males lure Hindu ladies to transform by marriage.

He additionally claimed there have been many tragic incidents of suicide by women who’ve been victims of ‘love jihad’.

Mr Sarma had earlier claimed on Thursday that there can be peace within the nation if Hindu and Muslim males marry ladies of their respective communities. The chief minister instructed the conference that one other operation to fight youngster marriages within the state can be launched in September and legislative backing can be given to make sure prosecution of the accused held for polygamy and youngster marriages.

Mr Sarma urged all SPs of the state to be ready for extra arrests in September as there can be one other spherical of motion in opposition to youngster marriage then.

”At any time when a baby marriage involves our discover we should prosecute the accused below POCSO as it’s a secular Act and doesn’t take care of any faith,” he stated. The POCSO Act applies equally to all residents of all religions who commit sexual offences in opposition to youngsters.

”There are some classic acts which have come to our discover. We’ll repeal them because it is available in the best way of taking motion in opposition to youngster marriage,” he stated. Mr Sarma stated crime in opposition to ladies in Assam has drastically come right down to 14,030 circumstances in 2022 as in opposition to 29,046 circumstances in 2021, which is way beneath the annual common of 27,240 circumstances between 2017-21. Crimes in opposition to youngsters within the state have additionally come right down to 4,084 as in opposition to 5,282 in earlier years.

Excessive profile circumstances have to be tried in particular courts, particular public prosecutors have to be engaged and cost sheets have to be filed inside the stipulated interval to function a deterrent in future, he added.

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