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'Love Jihad' row: Moradabad SP MP ST Hasan asks Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls their 'sisters'

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LUCKNOW: Moradabad SP MP ST Hasan, on Thursday, urged Muslim youth to consider Hindu girls as their 'sisters' and said that they should not fall for them in view of the new 'love jihad' ordinance passed by the Uttar Pradesh government. Hasan's comments came two days after the Uttar Pradesh government passed an ordinance to counter 'love jihad'.

"Love jihad is a political stunt. In our country, individuals have the right to choose their partners. Hindus marry Muslims, Muslims marry Hindus. If you get into the details of such cases, you will realise that the knot was tied happily. When things go wrong, then they allege that the boy was a Muslim. I would urge Muslim boys to consider Hindu girls as their sisters. Else, they could be tortured by the government," Hasan told Times Now.

He alleged that the BJP 'creates a distance between Hindus and Muslims when elections approach'. On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet passed the contentious 'Love Jihad' ordinance to counter the alleged cases of 'Love Jihad'. Under the new law, individuals guilty of carrying out forceful religious conversions for marriages could be imprisoned for up to five years. Those convicted of carrying out forced conversions of minor girls or women belonging to SC/ ST categories will also be liable to pay

SP, Congress slam UP government for 'Love Jihad' ordinance

The opposition parties, including Congress, Samajwadi Party and others have criticised the move. On Wednesday, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Yogi Adityanath government for passing the ordinance and said that at a time when the state was staring at unemployment and other such challenges, the state government was focused on bringing in 'Love Jihad' law. The Congress party has vehemently alleged that 'love jihad' is a word coined by the BJP to create social unrest.

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