Assam Health Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that if his party returns to power in the next year Assembly elections, the next government will start a “strict fight” against ‘Love Jihad’.
The 126-member Assam Assembly will witness elections in the month of March-April .
“We will have to start a new and strict fight against Love Jihad on Assam’s soil. If the BJP comes to power again, we will take a decision that if any boy hides his religious identity and comments anything negative on Assamese daughters and women, he will face ruthless and rigorous punishment,” the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor said.
Hitting out at All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal during a BJP Mahila Morcha meeting in Dibrugarh, Sarma said that men from “Ajmal’s army” are hiding their religious identity and befriending the girls on social media and marrying them.
While claiming that girls from the other religions are becoming victims of “Ajmal’s culture-civilisation” on Facebook, he said, “We have taken an oath that if Ajmal’s army touches our women, the only punishment for them will be a death sentence, nothing less. We are working with such a resolve.”
Inputs included from TOI .