Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi cites own example, says can’t term all inter-faith marriages as love jihad
New Delhi: At a time when inter-faith marriage has ignited debates across the nation, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister for Minority Affairs, has mentioned that treating each single one among them as love jihad is inaccurate.
Citing his personal instance, Naqvi advised WION in an interview that whereas he stands in opposition to forceful conversion, each inter-faith marriage is just not love jihad. “Sure, I’ve an inter-faith marriage. I don’t know the place this phrase of affection or hate jihad has come from. All inter-faith marriages should not love jihad,” he mentioned.
Naqvi, nonetheless, did add that if there’s a trace of conspiracy, the matter deserves to be investigated. “Do additionally perceive that no nation can afford forceful conversion. I feel if there’s a conspiracy then it must be investigated and uncovered.”
Love jihad is a time period related to non secular conversions after marriage. Whereas these could also be as per the desire of a person, many teams within the current previous have alleged that it’s being carried out as a part of a scientific plan.
Naqvi although believes Indians usually steer clear of radicalisation. Requested if de-radicalisation is a precedence for his ministry, Naqvi mentioned situations of radicalisations which have come to mild are remoted incidents. “Al-Qaeda couldn’t reach India and in the identical approach ISIS has not been capable of succeed. Sure, there are circumstances however in a bigger perspective it isn’t like Europe,” he mentioned. “Our safety businesses are doing the job however primarily Indians steer clear of radical ideas. If that was the case then Hindu Maha Sabha or Muslim League would have been operating the federal government.”
Naqvi, who has been the Minister of State for Ministry of Info and Broadcasting within the Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities, additionally mentioned that the precedence of the federal government underneath Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays improvement and that appeasement politics is an absolute no. “Our focus is on improvement with dignity and we try to deal with segments which remained untouched throughout UPA’s tenure. We don’t consider in appeasement and prior to now minorities have been exploited,” he mentioned, including that ‘no harmful agenda can dominate the event agenda of the federal government.