Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday urged the police to develop a typical working Process (SOP) for probing circumstances of ‘love-jihad’ within the state.
The basis explanation for ‘love jihad’ is forceful spiritual conversions, Mr Sarma claimed in his tackle to the superintendents of police at a conference in Bongaigaon.
“Apart from, an act might be carried out quickly within the state by way of which the marriageable age might be legally mounted for all communities, a number of marriages might be stopped and extra legislative steps might be taken in order that when arrests are made for violating the norms, the accused don’t get bail,” Mr Sarma mentioned.
The chief minister has been claiming that the triple homicide case in Golaghat the place a 25-year previous Muslim man killed his Hindu spouse and her mother and father on Monday was a case of ‘love jihad’, a time period utilized by right-wing teams to allege that Muslim males lure Hindu ladies to transform by way of marriage.
He additionally claimed there have been many tragic incidents of suicide by ladies who’ve been victims of ‘love jihad’.
Mr Sarma had earlier claimed on Thursday that there might be peace within the nation if Hindu and Muslim males marry ladies of their respective communities. The chief minister instructed the conference that one other operation to fight little one marriages within the state might be launched in September and legislative backing might be given to make sure prosecution of the accused held for polygamy and little one marriages.
Mr Sarma urged all SPs of the state to be ready for extra arrests in September as there might be one other spherical of motion in opposition to little one marriage then.
”Every time a toddler marriage involves our discover we must prosecute the accused underneath POCSO as it’s a secular Act and doesn’t take care of any faith,” he mentioned. The POCSO Act applies equally to all residents of all religions who commit sexual offences in opposition to youngsters.
”There are some classic acts which have come to our discover. We’ll repeal them because it is available in the way in which of taking motion in opposition to little one marriage,” he mentioned. Mr Sarma mentioned crime in opposition to ladies in Assam has drastically come right down to 14,030 circumstances in 2022 as in opposition to 29,046 circumstances in 2021, which is far under the annual common of 27,240 circumstances between 2017-21. Crimes in opposition to youngsters within the state have additionally come right down to 4,084 as in opposition to 5,282 in earlier years.
Excessive profile circumstances should be tried in particular courts, particular public prosecutors should be engaged and cost sheets should be filed inside the stipulated interval to function a deterrent in future, he added.
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