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No existence of Love Jihad in UP: Govt tells High Court

The submission came during hearing of a PIL, filed by one Pankaj Tiwari, which sought a ban on word "Love Jihad".

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: September 15, 2014 8:46 pm

On Monday the Uttar Pradesh government informed the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court that that there is no existence of “Love Jihad” in the state.

The submission came during hearing of a PIL, filed by one Pankaj Tiwari, which sought a ban on word “Love Jihad”.

A division bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Narain Shukla directed the UP government counsel to file reply within two weeks with regard to the PIL.

The Election Commission of India, the UP government, BJP MP Adityanath and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra have been made respondents in the petition.

Petitioner’s counsel C B Pandey contended that through the word “Love Jihad”, a new type of communality was spreading in the state for polarisation of society and, hence, the use of word should be banned.

On behalf of the state government, Additional Advocate eneral Bulbul Godiyal informed the court that there was “no existence of Love Jihad” in UP.

The AAG further said a CB-CID probe was underway against Adityanath.

On AAG’s request, the court provided two weeks’ time to the state to file a counter affidavit.

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    Deeepak
    Sep 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm
    Love Jihaad is very much a reality in India and elsewhere in the world.For any girl even a Muslim one, Marrying a Muslim destroys her lifeHindus be-aware.
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      Narendar
      Sep 15, 2014 at 4:03 pm
      UP Government is communal and only for one community. It can never state the truth. the number of incidents that have happened speaks of a deliberate effort.
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