Akhilesh Yadav on ‘love jihad’: Is it possible to ban love affairs?

Akhilesh regretted that several 'love affairs' were given a 'wrong twist' by media and the BJP.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: August 24, 2014 11:22 am
Akhilesh regretted that several “love affairs” were given a “wrong twist” by media. (Source: PTI) Akhilesh regretted that several “love affairs” were given a “wrong twist” by media. (Source: PTI)

With the BJP including “love jihad” as an agenda in its state executive meet that began in Mathura Saturday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ridiculed the move and said it was not possible to put restrictions on love affairs.

“Just tell me, is it possible to ban love affairs in today’s world? Is it possible to ban interaction between two persons? Is it possible to stop introduction between two persons?” Akhilesh said at the SP office here.

Akhilesh regretted that several “love affairs” were given a “wrong twist” by media and the BJP. “Whatever incidents have occurred in UP, all have been politicised. International news has been made. Even people in the UN and the US became aware about UP. The reality is out in the Badaun killings case. Whom shall I write to as the CM? Shall I write to UN or US on personal basis or follow the protocol?,” he added.

He said in most of the incidents, the accused and the victim were known to each other. Despite that, allegations were made. “Even in Faizabad incident, which was blown up, they (the girl and the youth) knew each other,” he added.

The CM also called for a a CBI inquiry into “persons of a political party who were in constant touch (with the victim’s kin)”.

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  1. A
    Aug 24, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    How can one ban love affairs?Many of us have fallen in love and in many cases it is better for girls to have a love marriage where both are equal rather than those in arranged marriage who have to blindly follow their husbands and aI have seen a living example of this.I support BJP but at this I am against BJP.It's the boys' mentality that is responsible and even SP which is clearly known as GUNDAGARDY WAALI PARTY in UP .
  2. J
    Aug 24, 2014 at 8:48 am
    BAN CONVERSION OF HINDUS INTO ISLAM, akhilesh, shame on your mother for giving birth to jihadi like u
  3. N
    Aug 25, 2014 at 5:53 am
    BJP really needs to come up with a solid agenda. This kind of bull just make them sound like Kangressi paaateee.
  4. N
    Aug 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    eh? someone should ban stupidity spouting from your mouth...
  5. M
    Aug 25, 2014 at 2:08 pm
    If the people are so stupid, then they would have been enticed by the propaa of a mulude of evangelists in India. BJP has again started the communal agenda by propagating all these foolish and irrelevant issues. The party had failed in past decade because of deviating from the development agenda. They should learn lesson from the recent by election results of Bihar.
  6. H
    Aug 24, 2014 at 6:27 am
    Why is it that Hindu girls marry Muslim boys but Muslim girls do not marry Hindu boys? Is it because Muslim boys, all of a sudden, have become more educated and smarter? And Muslim girls, for no reason, have become ugly that Hindu boys do not find them attractive? Or is there some other sinister reason at play?
  7. U
    Utkarsh Utkarsh
    Aug 24, 2014 at 6:53 am
    The only smart thing I have ever heard Akhilesh Yadav say.Really, is the BJP going to call for a ban between love and marriages between people of different religions? I don't see another way to combat this alleged 'jihad'.
  8. R
    Aug 25, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Every body knows Love Jihad is just another cheap way of converting Hindus to muslims. Akhilesh is just trying to woo muslim community for more votes. Instead of secularism, he is a believer of divide and rule. If he is a so called believer in love then why "love Jihad" ? why don't he promote just love marriage in remote villages, that would make more sense. ...and the muslims (for those who tries to convert Hindus) should learn to live and respect other religions also. Hindus represent a successor of very ancient civilization, if muslims cant live with them then it's better to go to stan instead of forcefully converting Hindus.
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