BJP puts Uttar Pradesh campaign into gear, asks, ‘does religion give them licence to rape?’

Shah was absent as BJP leaders focused on ‘conversion of Hindu girls’ and ‘crimes of rape’ under SP govt.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Vrindavan | Updated: August 24, 2014 10:29 am
The BJP circulated a list of the “over 100 communal clashes” in the two years of the Akhilesh Yadav government. The BJP circulated a list of the “over 100 communal clashes” in the two years of the Akhilesh Yadav government. (File Photo)

UP meet  Amit Shah absent as party leaders focus on ‘conversion of Hindu girls’ and ‘crimes of rape’ in ‘rising communalism’ under SP govt

“Have they got the certificate to rape girls because they belong to a particular religion?” BJP Uttar Pradesh president Laxmikant Bajpai said here on Saturday addressing the party’s two-day state executive meeting, called to set its agenda for the 2017 Assembly elections.

Bajpai was talking about the Samajwadi Party government, which he said was protecting people of a particular community and religion involved in inciting riots.

While Bajpai didn’t mention ‘love jihad’, “conversion of Hindu girls” and “crimes of rape by people of a particular community” were the main refrain at the first day of the two-day meeting that began on Saturday. BJP president Amit Shah was to be the chief guest but stayed away at the last minute, presumably because of an urgent meeting to discuss candidates for coming bypolls.

The BJP circulated a list of the “over 100 communal clashes” in the two years of the Akhilesh Yadav government, highlighting alleged crimes against women by Muslims. It accused the SP of Muslim appeasement and failing to control communal violence.

The papers given to the state executive members included a reference to the recent incident of alleged abduction, gangrape and forced conversion of a Hindu girl in Kharkhoda area of Meerut. It was claimed that the accused had damaged the “garbhashay (uterus)” of the girl.

The BJP also mentioned communal clashes in the Malihabad area of Lucknow in April 2013 and Ghaziabad in August 2012 over incidents of eve-teasing, and the riots in Pratapgarh in June 2012, after the alleged gangrape and murder of a girl.

Union minister Kalraj MIshra, who was the chief guest in Shah’s absence, said the Uttar Pradesh government was trying to divide society with its schemes. He directed party leaders to popularise the works that the Narendra Modi government at the Centre had initiated in the past three months. The party released a list of nearly 60 such works.

Listing alleged incidents in Meerut, Faizabad and Ghaziabad, Bajpai said, “Have they got the certificate to rape girls because they belong to a particular religion?” He claimed that attempts were being made in Uttar Pradesh to convert Hindu girls to another religion.
Accusing the SP government of showing a lenient attitude towards accused in the cases he listed, the state BJP chief said the SP government was instead implicating “innocent” BJP leaders raising their voice against such incidents.

Bajpai had earlier confirmed that issues of ‘love jihad’ and religious conversion of Hindu girls would be included in the political agenda of the meeting. However, the party dropped the plan, sources said, after The Indian Express carried a story in its August 23 edition in this regard. The party will table its political agenda at the meeting on Sunday morning.

Responding to questions from the media after the event on ‘love jihad’, BJP Mathura MP Hema Malini said the issue was a matter of concern and that she would be raising it in Parliament.

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First Published on: August 24, 2014 2:31 am
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    wneap
    Aug 25, 2014 at 5:25 am
    What about Congress Vice President, Rahul hi saying, "Those who go to temples, pray to goddesses molest girls in buses" [bit(dot)ly/1BQzMCV]
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      NamitMishra
      Aug 24, 2014 at 1:03 pm
      This is happening because you didn't live upto the deal of Cyril Radcliffe Parion Plan by leaving our country. You were 4 crores in 47 but reproduced like mosquitoes to 24 crores. 24 crores barring few are below poverty line reproducing menace, living on hindu taxpayer subsidized ration, gas, electricity and others. If 24 crores beggars leave our country then it grow that 3 times speed.
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        concerned Indian
        Aug 25, 2014 at 10:25 am
        there is a utopia across border, plz do visit, lovely place
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          concerned Indian
          Aug 25, 2014 at 10:31 am
          there is jannat across border, plz go away for sake of your religion
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            concerned Indian
            Aug 25, 2014 at 10:35 am
            there is paradise across border, very lovely and beautiful place
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              abdul
              Aug 24, 2014 at 11:06 am
              can u produce the proof where prophet taught such things. But i can show you from your bible about such things.
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                Caamano
                Aug 25, 2014 at 1:19 am
                No body wants to kill Muslims or other minorities. This types of reaction is because congress, sp etc have started treating minorities as votebanks. It is a backlash.
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                  Caamano
                  Aug 25, 2014 at 1:23 am
                  Yes of course. You say that a Hindu ideny is also an gift from muslims. So Hindus can be acted against and insulted. That your mindset is what bjp is exploiting.
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                    George Cv
                    Aug 24, 2014 at 5:34 am
                    The perfect recipe for trouble.
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                      debs
                      Aug 24, 2014 at 1:49 pm
                      well said
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                        Devender Bakshi
                        Aug 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm
                        those who were influenced are patient. Only the opposition is showing restlessness. seems you never voted for him
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                          DSFL10
                          Aug 24, 2014 at 12:46 am
                          There is another question - Does caste give them permission to rape?
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                            dheeraj
                            Aug 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
                            We don't want fanatic Pusl!ms in India so pls support this important cause before doing good Development in India.
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                              dheeraj
                              Aug 24, 2014 at 9:58 am
                              What about the Vote bank of Khan'Gress party ??..Do U really Dumb enough not to see the changing Demography of India due to this dangerous problem ??..Have U see ISIS jihadi coming to eat India very soon ?..Do U want to see yourself in minority very soon in coming decades ??...any type of Jihad is directly against the very foundation of this Democratic Nation..If we blind our eyes today than it will eat all of us very soon like in earlier times from 11th to 18 century. Raising Jihad issue is more important than any Development in country...Development can not be done in presence of Jihad.
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                                dheeraj
                                Aug 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
                                what would have been your reaction if your sister had fled with a Pusl!m Terrorist ?..Imagine than comment...
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                                  Kolsat
                                  Aug 24, 2014 at 12:39 am
                                  I believe it is time for Upians to wise up and vote any corrupt or seat warming candidate out no matter how much bribe that candidate offers. Such bribes are transient and ultimately the voting public are the losers in the long run. We have to fill up the emblies with educated, civil and incorrect upt candidates otherwise the state and the nation will be the losers.
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                                    Yeshwant Pande
                                    Aug 24, 2014 at 7:45 am
                                    Love Jihad isn't restricted to UP alone. Its echo can be heard even in M. P. This is mildest version of changing Demographic pattern of the country. Hence Rape attempts should be looked after carefully. Central Government needs to strengthen the laws of religion conversion stringently and with view of Demographic Patterns.
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                                      Vince Madrid
                                      Aug 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm
                                      Rape/ offender is the crime of someone forcing someone else to have . It happens to men and women and many cases go unreported.without their consent. It is terrible, terrifying and devastating for the survivor. The ual Offences Act defines it as the intentional penetration by a of the , or mouth of another person, and there are clauses about consent and the belief in consent.Being silent only helps your attacker. Telling someone means you can get the physical checks and the support you need.Then either call the police and visit your GP or local ual health centre ASAP. They will advise what to do and won't tell anyone (including the police) unless you say so. :safekidzone/#!/page...
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                                        ah
                                        Aug 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm
                                        Do they have any comment for Asaram???? Did they say that about Nirbhaya? what about Badaun? you will never change ........ you are the real enemies of United India .................. Indians be very careful who you wish for ........ you may get your wishes ...........................
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                                          Giri
                                          Aug 24, 2014 at 4:47 am
                                          Mr.Bajpai,one of the speakers (not known nationally) said something which you have reported in the headline making it look "the BJP " is asking this question. Please tell me -is it fair journalism?
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                                            gopal
                                            Aug 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm
                                            Cos there are lakhs of poor uneducated hindi us who support the filthy party
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