लव जिहाद पर कानून क्यों ? क्या ऐसे कानून देश को खत्म कर देंगे ? हम क्यों अन्तरधर्म में विवाह करने से डरते है ?

विषय :- लव जिहाद पर कानून क्यों ? क्या ऐसे कानून देश को खत्म कर देंगे ? हम क्यों अन्तरधर्म में विवाह करने से डरते है ?

सादर नमस्ते,                                                                                                           17/07/2021

11 जुलाई को सारे अखबार, न्यूज चैनल, वेव पोर्टल में इस खबर को दिखाया गया है कि हिमंत बिस्वा सरमा का बड़ा ऐलान, लव जिहाद के खिलाफ लाएंगे कानून, हिन्दू-मुस्लिम के लिए होगा समान ।

हम इस पत्र को पत्रिका पोर्टल से लिख रहे है । शादी के बाद धोखाधड़ी रोकने के लिए कानून बनायेगे ।

हिमंत बिस्वा सरमा ने गुवाहाटी में संवाददाताओं से बातचीत के दौरान कहा कि हम ‘लव जिहाद’ शब्द का इस्तेमाल नहीं करना चाहते है क्योंकि एक हिंदू दूसरे हिंदू को भी धोखा दे सकता है। जब कोई मुसलमान किसी हिंदू को धोखा देता है, तो वह ‘लव जिहाद’ है। मुख्यमंत्री ने ये भी कहा कि उनके हिसाब से कोई हिंदू पुरुष किसी हिंदू महिला को धोखा देकर और गुमराह करके भी उससे शादी करता है तो भी वह एक ‘जिहाद’ ही कहलाएगा। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि मैं जिहाद जैसे शब्दों पर यकीन नहीं करता। धोखे से शादी और शादी के बाद धोखाधड़ी रोकने के लिए कानून बनाया जाएगा ।

हमारी सोसायटी इस पर जब उत्तर प्रदेश ने कानून बनाया था तभी सारे राज्यो को पत्र लिखकर निवेदन किया था कि ऐसे कानून देश को खत्म कर देंगे ।

“उत्तर प्रदेश और मध्यप्रदेश विधि विरुद्ध धर्म सम्परिवर्तन प्रतिषेध कानून, 2020 जो बना है और जो अभी गुजरात मे गुजरात फ्रीडम ऑफ रिलीजन एक्ट 2003 में संशोधन करके गुजरात धार्मिक स्वतंत्रता सुधार विधेयक 2021 लागू हो गया है । यह देश को एकजुट करने के लिये सही नही है । इससे तो लोगों में आपस मे नफरत पैदा होगी । आपस में धर्मो की दीवारें खड़ी हो जायेगी । लोगो को अहसास होता रहेगा कि वह किसी धर्म से सम्बंध रखते है । ऐसे कानून का सोसायटी सख्त विरोध करती है भविष्य में ऐसा न हो इसलिये सोसायटी का विशेष आग्रह है कि अपने राज्य में ऐसे कानून नही बनने दे । आप भले ही हिंदुओ को भी इसमें शामिल कर रहे है ।

हमारी सोसायटी इस संवेदनशील मुद्दे पर पिछले 6 वर्षो से लगातार गम्भीरता से पूरी जिम्मेदारी से काम कर रही है ।

लव जिहाद की चर्चा पिछले कुछ समय से लगातार होती रही है विशेष तौर पर उत्तर प्रदेश में लव जिहाद के विषय पर खबरे आती रहती है

सोसायटी इससे सम्बन्धित सभी विषयों पर काम करती रही है अभी हाल ही में जम्मू कश्मीर में भी ऐसे ही कानून बनाने की खबरे लगातार रही थी

इन सबका हल क्या होगा, जिससे सब कुछ ठीक हो जाये । कब तक ये सब चलता रहेगा ।

अंतरजातीय विवाह पर जब कानून है तो उसको सरकार क्यों सही से लागू नही करती है ये जातिगत मतभेट सबसे पहले खत्म होना चाहिये ये जितने भी मामले आते है सब हमारे अंदर सिर्फ ईर्ष्या नफरत फैलाने वाले होते है वह किसी भी धर्म मे हो रहा हो जो जिस धर्म का है वह उसी धर्म को माने ये उसका आंतरिक मामला है

सोसायटी के पास इन सबका हल है । कृपया हमारी इन बातों को जो हम कह रहे है । उस पर ध्यान दे ।

हम आपका ध्यान इस अंतरजातीय विवाह एक्ट के बारे में ले जाना चाहते है । जिसके बारे में कुछ ही लोग जानते है । सामान्य जनता को इसका पता ही नही है । भारत सरकार द्वारा कानूनप्रोटेक्शन ऑफ सिविल राइट्स एक्ट 1955″ में अंतरजातीय विवाह के लिये एक एक्ट आया था आज लगभग 66 साल होने को है । लेकिन इस एक्ट के बारे में समाज मे जागरूकता बहुत कम है । सोसायटी आग्रह करती है कि इस एक्ट को अपने राज्य असम में जागरूकता फैलाने में मदद करे। जिससे इस एक्ट का लोग अधिक से अधिक लाभ उठा पाये । सभी राज्यो में इसका अलग अलग पैमाना है । सोसायटी का सबसे बड़ा मुख्य पहलू है कि आपस में अंतरजातीय विवाह तो होना ही चाहिए, जो एक्ट कहता है लेकिन इसके अलावा अन्तरक्षेत्रीय विवाह अंतर धर्मो में विवाह भी होना चाहिये हम क्यों अन्तरधर्म में विवाह करने से डरते है जब हम सभी अंदर से एक ही है अब प्रश्न उठता है कि जाति, क्षेत्र, धर्म की जो रेखाएं हमारे बीच खींच दी है उससे बाहर आना चाहिये

वर्तमान में कोई ऐसी कड़ी योजना बनाये जिससे देश पूरी मानवजाति एक ही छत के नीचे हो कोई भी आपस मे मतभेद हो और सोसायटी को लगता है कि आपस मे अंतरजातीय, अन्तरक्षेत्रीय, अन्तरधर्मो में विवाह ही भाईचारा को ला सकता है

आशा है कि आपकी राज्य सरकार इस पर विचार करेगी । हम जड़ से बीमारी को खत्म करना चाहते है ।  ऐसे कानून लाने से पहले सोसायटी को लगता है कि फिर से चिंतन, मंथन, अच्छे से विचार विमर्श करे । कानून के आने के बाद इसका दुरुपयोग कितना होगा इस पर भी गम्भीरता से सोचे ।

सोसायटी आग्रह करती है कि असम राज्य सरकार ऐसे संवेदनशील विषय पर बिना राजनीति किये पूरी मानवता के लिये एक सकारात्मक निर्णय ले ।

आशा है आप इन सभी बातों पर ध्यान देंगे और सोसायटी को अपने राज्य में इस विषय पर काम करने का मौका देंगे । जिससे जो भी सोसायटी का अनुभव है वह आपके राज्य में  सकारात्मक ऊर्जा को लेकर आये और पूरी मानवता के लिये कार्य करे ।

सोसायटी पुनः विनम्र निवेदन करती है कि राज्य सरकार ऐसे कानून पर जरूर चिंतन करे

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सभी भारतीयों का DNA एक है – आपस मे अंतरधर्म में विवाह से ही सम्भव होगा ।

सादर नमस्ते,      12/07/2021

सभी भारतीयों का DNA एक है ।

5 जुलाई को बहुत सारे अखबार, न्यूज चैनल ने इस खबर को बड़े ही अच्छे से दिखाया है ।

एक कार्यक्रम के दौरान राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ (आरएसएस) प्रमुख मोहन भागवत ने हिन्दू- मुस्लिम एकता की बातों को भ्रामक बताते हुए कहा है कि यह दोनों अलग नहीं है । मॉब लिंचिंग, भारत में इस्लाम पर कई बातें कहीं जाती रही है । इस दौरान उन्होंने डीएनए का भी जिक्र किया जिसकी चर्चा सभी जगह हो रही है।

आपने कहा कि एकता का आधार राष्ट्रवाद और पूर्वजों का गौरव होना चाहिए। आपने कहा कि हिंदू-मुस्लिम संघर्ष का एकमात्र समाधान ‘संवाद’ है, न कि ‘विसंवाद’। आपने यही भी कहा कि भारत में इस्‍लाम को किसी तरह का खतरा नहीं है। मुसलमानों को इस तरह के किसी डर में नहीं रहना चाहिए। उन्होंने कहा कि यदि कोई हिंदू कहता है कि किसी मुसलमान को यहां नहीं रहना चाहिए तो वह व्यक्ति हिंदू नहीं हो सकता। ऐसा कहने से वो चर्चा में आ सकता है लेकिन इसके बाद वो हिंदू नहीं है।  हम एक लोकतंत्र में हैं। यहां हिंदुओं या मुसलमानों का प्रभुत्व नहीं हो सकता। यहां केवल भारतीयों का वर्चस्व हो सकता है।

सोसायटी इस मुद्दे पर पिछले 6 बर्षों से कार्यरत है । सोसायटी का मुख्य विषय है कि आपस में अंतरजातीय विवाह तो होना ही चाहिए । जो भारत सरकार द्वारा कानून “प्रोटेक्शन ऑफ सिविल राइट्स एक्ट 1955” में अंतरजातीय विवाह के लिये आया था । इस एक्ट को आये हुये लगभग 66 साल पूरे हो चुके है।
एक्ट कहता है अंतरजातीय विवाह होना चाहिये । अंतरजातीय विवाह में सरकार मदद करेगी ।
अंतरजातीय विवाह तो होना ही चाहिये । जिसको संघ भी मानता है लेकिन सोसायटी का मानना है कि अंतर क्षेत्रीय विवाह और अन्तरधर्मो में भी विवाह होना चाहिए ।

तभी सही मायने में हम सब भारतीय हो पायेंगे ।
यदि आप मानते है कि सबका DNA एक है तो पूरे सोसायटी को एक दूसरे से विवाह करने में कोई परेशानी नही होनी चाहिये ।
इस समस्या का अन्तरधर्मो में विवाह ही एक मात्र हल है ।
सोसायटी आपका विशेष धन्यवाद करती है कि आपने इस बात को बोला कि हम सबका DNA एक है ।
आज लव जिहाद जैसे मुद्ददे देश के सामने एक बड़ी ही समस्या बने हुये है । जब हम सब एक है तो क्या फर्क पड़ता है कौन किससे विवाह कर रहा है । जब हम आपस मे विवाह करेंगे तो ये प्रश्न ही नही उठता है कि कौन किस धर्म का है ।

हमारी सोसायटी यही भी मानती है कि सिर्फ अपना धर्म बताना कि यही सब कुछ है इसी से सब निकला है तो सहमत नही है ।
हर धर्म की अपनी पूजा पद्दति, अपने संस्कार, स्वयं का जीने कस तरीका वह नही बदलना चाहिए । धर्म एक निजी मामला है । जिस पर कोई बाधा नही डालनी चाहिये ।

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BJP will restore OBC quota or I will quit politics, says Fadnavis

Sadar Namaste,       06/07/2021

This is in response to the article published in Sunday times,dated27 june 2021


Captioned as : BJP will restore OBC quota or I will quit politics, says Fadnavis
OBC quota of 27% in local bodies is what former CM Mr. Fadnavis is talking about.
Every politician, every political party has some issue or the other to gain attention keeping votes as the main agenda.Has any leader ever given pause for the thought that by keeping on raising the agenda of caste based reservation will result in keeping the caste discrimination alive in society. With economic advancement and education, this divide should have been filled after70 odd years of independent India.On one side mention of quota in the constitution germinated the divide , at the same parliament enacted laws on untouchability with the aim of bringing communities together on one platform. What an irony ?
I am sure that to keep the country divided in different vote banks is politician’s stock in trade, why will they let their stock in trade perish. We at The People’s Voice have a different agenda .For us the cohesiveness amongst people is of paramount importance for the economic progress. Economic progress is essential to reduce poverty. In other words to get votes ,politicians will be content if there is no economic progress and people remain poor forever.
We at The People’s Voice believe economic progress is of paramount importance. All quotas should be abolished. If at all some handholding is necessary, it is the poor who need it irrespective of their caste or religion.
Through this message we want to request TOI to make our message reach OBC. They should say no to quotas ,if they have come to realize how they are being treated with the intention of keeping them on crutches forever!

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Prithvi Manaktala
“General Secretary”
“The People’s Voice Society”
“New Delhi”
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Booked Under conversion law,UP teen gets bail after 6 months

Sadar Namaste,    06/07/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Indian Express, dated 16th June 2021
Captioned as: Booked Under conversion law,UP teen gets bail after 6 months.

I am writing this on behalf of The People’s Voice Society. It is working on the subject of inter-caste/religion/region marriages for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society..

This incidence of Bijnor (UP) clearly looks like a misuse of “Love Jihad” law passed by your state . We will like to bring to your notice that the law by its name only suggests that it is vindictive in nature. There is no apparent need to link religious conversion to inter faith/religion marriages…
[11:37 am, 10/07/2021] The People’s Voice Societ: Sadar Namaste,      06/07/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Indian Express, dated 16th June 2021
Captioned as: Booked Under conversion law,UP teen gets bail after 6 months.

I am writing this on behalf of The People’s Voice Society. It is working on the subject of inter-caste/religion/region marriages for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society..

This incidence of Bijnor (UP) clearly looks like a misuse of “Love Jihad” law passed by your state . We will like to bring to your notice that the law by its name only suggests that it is vindictive in nature. There is no apparent need to link religious conversion to inter faith/religion marriag…
[11:41 am, 10/07/2021] The People’s Voice Societ: Sadar Namaste,     06/07/2021

Date: 27 June 2021
Reference :  Business Standard
Interview of Mr.Chandra Bhan Prasad with Aditi Phadnis.

After having gone carefully through the published interview of Mr.Chandra Bhan Prasad by Ms.Aditi Phadnis ,it is very clear that Mr.Prasad wants to perpetuate the caste/ class/minorities system into next century as well.

As a layman I have limited knowledge regarding the genesis of caste system in India. I have read in certain history books that Varna system(caste system)was linked with profession of the person. It eventually became a birth right and merit took a distant second place. Privileges were passed from generation to generation. This caused disparity in economic level which resulted in certain classes/castes being left behind .The need of the hour is to handhold those who were left behind and ensure every citizen gets a respectful life. The disparity is going to remain because of the fact every individual has different skills and capabilities. Accordingly the earning capacities and capabilities are also different. Irrespective of the ideologies, Governement has to ensure that economic development is inclusive in terms of people. Bridging the gap is one of the way to bring all citizens at one platform enabling them to have equal opportunities.

People/parties/groups with vested interests keep on appropriating caste issue for their own interests. They keep on playing caste/religion cards by classifying people as minority/OBC/SC/ST. This creates divide in society and is not at all healthy for unity of nation. Even if reservation was considered important for helping traditionally underprivileged class, it is high time we move from reservation to other ways of helping concerned people.

At The People’s Voice ,we have regular sessions of brain storming of finding ways and means of getting rid of caste ,minority/majority system ,our suggestion :
• Further census of the country should not count how many belong to each caste and
        each religion.In a nutshell,we need to take only headcount without any classification.
• Record should be kept for people below poverty line or we should define a parameter for
• Giving specific facilities based on a defined minimum income.
• All data so far collected on caste and religion be destroyed so that nobody in India knows the details.
• Media would play active role of not publishing any news which divides the nation .
• Similarly digital media should take all precautions.
• Government should come out with wider and deeper incentive schemes promoting inter
         caste/religion/region marriages.

Thanks

Regards

Prithvi Manaktala
“General Secretary”
“The People’s Voice Society”
“New Delhi”
Call : +91-124-2450090/91/92
Mobile : +91-92055-4336
Website : http://www.thepeoplesvoice.in/
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Woman converted, forced to abort and then dumped

Sadar Namaste,      06/07/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Times of India dated,12June 2021
Captioned as: Woman converted, forced to abort and then dumped.
In India people have a right under the constitution to profess, practise and propagate religion. Religious faith is a fundamental right to privacy. Every person is free to choose their own choice of religion but religious conversion only for the sake of marriage should not be acceptable. Marriages are meant for two individuals not for two religions .If someone accepts a religion on their own there should not be objections. In many cases, it has been seen that religious conversion has been done forcefully. It should not be done through threatening, intimidating, monetary benefits and fraudulent means of marriage
    We The People’s Voice Society strongly criticize any such move and intent which promotes religious conversion through any fraudulent means. Our Society expresses its views in this regard :
 Forceful conversions need to be avoided at any cost. Nurturing a belief is a private right of a person.
 Stringent laws should be there to ensure that forceful conversions are minimised.
 A woman has the right to give birth as per her choice. Any forceful abortion is criminal and culprits should get maximum punishment.
 Forceful abortion is also psychologically depressing for a woman and can leave scars for future.
 Authorities should take these cases more seriously and try to ensure that culprits are punished.
The People’s Voice Society is working on this subject for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society. India needs more and more inter-faith marriages and laws need to facilitate that. Our society wants to assert that conversion law should not exist. Religion is intangible , a way to offer prayers are ingrained in mind since childhood. If for marriage there is nothing as conversion inflicted on her, pain would have been much lesser!The crime committed by the accused would have been like any other crime.

Thanks

Regards

Prithvi Manaktala
“General Secretary”
“The People’s Voice Society”
“New Delhi”
Call : +91-124-2450090/91/92
Mobile : +91-92055-4336
Website : http://www.thepeoplesvoice.in/
Blog : https://tpvblog.wordpress.com

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Conversion, marriage proof irrelevant;HC

Sadar Namaste,      06/07/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Times of India dated, 12June2021
Captioned as- Conversion, marriage proof irrelevant;HC
Interfaith marriage is still a taboo in our society. It has been observed that couple who marry outside their faiths have been facing many challenges. Protection of such couples after marriage is matter of great concern. Threats and harassment from family and society make their life miserable.
In the same context ,Allahabad High court has pronounced a verdict on the petition of an interfaith couple seeking protection from their families. They have accused their family members of interfering in their marital life and liberty. Court has clarified that the petitioner girl having converted to Islam and proof of her marriage won’t be a relevant factor while ensuring that there is no interference in the liberty of the couple unless there is any allegation by her regarding forcible conversion.
THE PEOPLE’S VOICE SOCIETY appreciates a very clear and progressive verdict by the        honourable court. We would like to make the following points:
 Consenting adults have the right to live as per their will. This is the bare minimum right which any civil society and guarantee to the people.
 Unequivocal judgment by court will give confidence to people to choose their own way of living.
 Equally important is the direction of the court to concerned authorities about ensuring compliance to proper rules and directives in this regard.
 We also welcome specific comments about ensuring protection and safety of the couple.
 Inter caste/region/religion marriages are the only way to ensure cohesiveness in society. Authorities have a very important role to play,
The People’s Voice Society is working on this subject for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society. India needs more and more inter-faith marriages and laws need to facilitate that. Our society believes,if India is to be made more cohesive,it needs to take more affirmative steps like,
a) To declare or ask for one’s religion should be made an offence .Religion is a way of    prayers which are as private to any individual as preference of a particular kind of food or color of his shirt etc.
b) There should not be any law which talks of conversion, then change of religion becomes irrelevant.
c) Make mandatory to register all marriages online ,with a detailed procedure to avoid frauds ,by involving close relatives ,friends in the process.
d) Religion which is like a software if kept out marriage between 2 Indians citizens help in homogenising the population thus making a country a peaceful place to live and condusive for economic progress.

Thanks

Regards

Prithvi Manaktala
“General Secretary”
“The People’s Voice Society”
“New Delhi”
Call : +91-124-2450090/91/92
Mobile : +91-92055-4336
Website : http://www.thepeoplesvoice.in/
Blog : https://tpvblog.wordpress.com

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HC cancels ,confiscates Amravati MP’S caste certificate

Sadar Namaste, 06/07/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Times of India 9th June 2021Captioned as : HC cancels ,confiscates Amravati MP’S caste certificate.At the time of independence Indian society was divided on caste lines and more sharply on religious lines which had become the reason of division of the country.Whole nation salutes those who worked very hard to write the constitution of India article by article based on the constitution drafted so painstakingly by the members of the constituent assembly, India has functioned as a democracy on the rule of law ,despite many faults ,the largest functional democracy has been applauded the world over. While it is a matter of great pride for every Indian to be a citizen of such a Country, on the flipside ,Country remains divided by caste system .There are many other fault lines ,which today we are not talking about, only concentrating all thoughts on caste system.No living human being at the present time can 100%vouch exactly when this divison came into society. As a layman what I have learnt perhaps from the time of Krishna Avtar, the profession became the identity and each individual started identifying himself in that manner and thus the divison started.Regimes more recently became aware that such divisons can help in Governance if they keep the differences alive and boiling hot.When the constitution was being drafted ,the constituent assembly in its wisdom thought of bringing in the provisions of quotas based on castes ,though for a limited period .However no regime could muster the will to remove such reservations till date and rather kept increasing the scope of reservations till date .Now what we have seen in the case of Ms.Navneet Rana is one of millions of such fabricated or wrongly issued certificate which are in circulation. It has come into media glare only because it is high profile .It is well known whenever there is a loophole in law ,many are waiting to exploit because the very nature of human being makes them do such acts.Now from 2nd decade of 21st century ,we the present alive beings should apply our mind how To avoid Such exploitations.We at The People’s Voice have been debating on this for many years and making suggestions to various ministers of Central Govt and State Govt ,to homogenize Indian population we should promote inter –caste,inter-religion,inter-region marriages .The best way to promote is incentivise such marriages.To start the debate on incentives we can make the following suggestions for further discussions:• Incentive amount which is being given by the states to promote inter-caste marriages should be increased.• Govt job for both the spouse.• Free education for their children.• IT rebate for such couples.• Free honeymoon packages or money equivalent to these should be provided.

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Regards

Prithvi Manaktala

“General Secretary

“”The People’s Voice Society””New Delhi”

Call : +91-124-2450090/91/92

Mobile : +91-92055-4336

Website : http://www.thepeoplesvoice.in/

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अब जम्मू कश्मीर में भी उत्तर प्रदेश, मध्य प्रदेश, गुजरात की तरह लव जिहाद पर कानून बनने की मांग क्यों ? क्या यही हल है सोचे ?

सादर नमस्ते, 03/07/2021

27 जून 2021 से लेकर अब तक ये खबरे आ ही रही है कि 3 लड़कियों का जबरन धर्म परिवर्तन कर दिया गया है । कही खबर ये भी है कि 2 लड़कियों का अपहरण करके धर्म परिवर्तन किया गया है ।
इस खबर को सारे अखबार, न्यूज चैनल, न्यूज पोर्टल ने कवर किया है ।
जम्मू-कश्मीर में कथित लव जिहाद को लेकर बवाल थमने का नाम नहीं ले रहा है । सिख समुदाय के जिन दो लड़कियों का धर्मांतरण कर निकाह कराने का दावा किया जा रहा था । उनमें से एक लड़की वापस लौट आई है । उस लड़की की अपने समुदाय में ही शादी भी करवा दी गयी है ।
वहीं, दूसरे केस में लड़की ने मुस्लिम से शादी कर ली है और उसी के साथ रहना चाहती है । उस लड़की ने कोर्ट में बयान दिया है कि वो अपने पति के साथ ही रहना चाहती है और यहाँ तक कहा है कि मर्जी से धर्म परिवर्तन किया है । यही तीसरी लड़की ने भी कहा है कि मर्जी से धर्म परिवर्तन किया है ।

अब जम्मू कश्मीर में भी उत्तर प्रदेश, मध्य प्रदेश, गुजरात की तरह लव जिहाद पर कानून बनने की मांग उठने लगी है ।
इस संदर्भ में गृह मंत्री अमित शाह से भी नेताओ और सिक्ख समुदाय को नेतृत्व कर रहे लोगो ने भेंट की है ।
हमारी सोसायटी इस विषय पर पिछले कई वर्षों से लगातार कार्य कर रही है । हमने उत्तर प्रदेश, मध्य प्रदेश, गुजरात और सभी मुख्यमंत्री को पत्र लिखा था कि ऐसे कानून एक दो केस को देखते हुये नही बनना चाहिए । देश बहुत बड़ा है । इससे तो समाज मे भय का माहौल बन जायेगा ।

यदि कोई मर्जी से विवाह करता है और धर्म बदलना चाहता है तो उसका ये मानवीय अधिकार है । कोई भी किसी भी धर्म को मान सकता है । ये तो आंतरिक मामला है ।
यदि कोई जबरजस्ती या धोखा देकर धर्म परिवर्तन करता है तो उस पर सख्त से सख्त कानून की तरफ से कार्यवाही होनी चाहिए । अलग से कानून बनाकर कार्य करना इसका दुरुपयोग बहुत ज्यादा होगा ।
सोसायटी का सबसे बड़ा मुख्य पहलू है कि आपस में अंतरजातीय विवाह तो होना ही चाहिए । जो भारत सरकार द्वारा कानून “प्रोटेक्शन ऑफ सिविल राइट्स एक्ट 1955” में अंतरजातीय विवाह के लिये आया था जो
एक्ट कहता है अंतरजातीय विवाह होना चाहिये । आज लगभग 66 साल होने को है । अंतरजातीय विवाह में सरकार मदद करेगी लेकिन इसके अलावा अन्तरक्षेत्रीय विवाह व अंतर धर्मो में भी विवाह होने चाहिये । इस पर भी आगे बढ़कर कार्य कर रही है । हम सभी अंदर से एक ही है । अब प्रश्न उठता है कि जाति, क्षेत्र, धर्म की जो रेखाएं हमारे बीच खींच दी गयी है । उससे हम सभी को बाहर आना चाहिए । वर्तमान में कोई ऐसी कड़ी योजना बनाये जिससे देश व पूरी मानवजाति एक ही छत के नीचे हो । कोई भी आपस मे मतभेद न हो और सोसायटी को लगता है कि आपस मे अंतरजातीय, अन्तरक्षेत्रीय, अन्तरधर्मो में विवाह ही भाईचारा को ला सकता है ।

सोसायटी लव जिहाद जैसे विषयों पर कानून लाने के बिल्कुल पक्ष में नही है । भविष्य में ऐसे अब कानून नही आने चाहिये ।
कानून की बात करें तो भारत में लड़के की उम्र 21 साल और लड़की की उम्र 18 साल में शादी की जा सकती है । 2018 में 24 साल की केरल की लड़की हदिया से जुड़ा कुछ ऐसा ही केस सामने आया था । इसमें सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने फैसला दिया था कि किसी को भी अपनी मर्जी का धर्म या अपनी मर्जी का लाइफ पार्टनर चुनने का अधिकार है ।
आज प्रश्न उठता है कि क्या हम सुप्रीम कोर्ट की भी बात को नही मानेंगे ।

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action taken on this news ;https://www.jammukashmirnow.com/hindi/Encyc/2021/6/27/Protests-continue-in-Srinagar-against-forcibly-abducted-and-converting-Sikh-girls-demand-for-action.amp.html

https://www.aajtak.in/india/jammu-kashmir/story/allegedly-forced-conversion-of-two-sikh-girls-in-kashmir-one-girls-return-to-her-home-and-married-to-sikh-boy-1282217-2021-06-30

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Conversion, marriage proof irrelevant ; HC

Sadar Namaste,                                                             26/06/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Times of India dated,12June2021

Captioned as- Conversion, marriage proof irrelevant;HC

Interfaith marriage is still a taboo in our society. It has been observed that couple who marry outside their faiths have been facing many challenges. Protection of such couples after marriage is matter of great concern. Threats and harassment from family and society make their life miserable.

In the same context ,Allahabad High court has pronounced a verdict on the petition of an interfaith couple seeking protection from their families. They have accused their family members of interfering in their marital life and liberty. Court has clarified that the petitioner girl having converted to Islam and proof of her marriage won’t be a relevant factor while ensuring  that there is no interference in  the liberty of the couple unless there is any allegation by her regarding forcible conversion.

 THE PEOPLE’S VOICE SOCIETY appreciates a very clear and progressive verdict by the        honourable court. We would like to make the following points:

  • Consenting adults have the right to live as per their will. This is the bare minimum right which any civil society and guarantee to the people.
  • Unequivocal judgment by court will give confidence to people to choose their own way of living.
  • Equally important is the direction of the court to concerned authorities about ensuring compliance to proper rules and directives in this regard.
  • We also welcome specific comments about ensuring protection and safety of the couple.
  • Inter caste/region/religion marriages are the only way to ensure cohesiveness in society. Authorities have a very important role to play,

The People’s Voice Society is working on this subject for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society. India needs more and more inter-faith marriages and laws need to facilitate that. Our society believes,if India is to be made more cohesive,it needs to take more affirmative steps like,

a) To declare or ask for one’s religion should be made an offence .Religion is a way of    prayers which are as private to any individual as preference of a particular kind of food or color of his shirt etc.

b) There should not be any law which talks of conversion ,then change of religion becomes irrelevant.

c) Make mandatory to register all marriages online ,with a detailed procedure to avoid frauds ,by involving close relatives ,friends in the process.

d) Religion which is like a——- if kept out marriage between 2 Indians citizens help in homogenising the population thus making a country a peaceful place to live and condusive for economic progress. 

Kind Regards

Prithvi Manaktala

General Secretary 

New Delhi

Tel: +91-124-245-0090

Mob: +91-92055-43360

Website:- www.thepeoplesvoice.in

Blog: https://tpvblog.wordpress.com

News link :- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/marriage-proof-conversion-not-relevant-for-protection-to-couple/articleshow/83451298.cms

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Woman converted, forced to abort and then dumped

Sadar Namaste,                                                                         26/06/2021

I am writing this with reference to the article published in Times of India dated,12June 2021

Captioned as: Woman converted, forced to abort and then dumped.

In India people have a right under the constitution to profess, practise and propagate religion. Religious faith is a fundamental right to privacy. Every person is free to choose their own choice of religion but  religious conversion only for the sake of marriage should not be acceptable. Marriages are meant for two individuals not for two religions .If someone accepts a religion on their own there should not be objections. In many cases, it has been seen that religious conversion has been done forcefully. It should not be done through threatening, intimidating, monetary benefits and fraudulent means of marriage

    We The People’s Voice Society  strongly criticize any such move and intent which promotes religious conversion through any fraudulent means. Our Society expresses its views in this regard :

  • Forceful conversions need to be avoided at any cost. Nurturing a belief is a private right of a person.
  • Stringent laws should be there to ensure that forceful conversions are minimised.
  • A woman has the right to give birth as per her choice. Any forceful abortion is criminal and culprits should get maximum punishment.
  • Forceful abortion is also psychologically depressing for a woman and can leave scars for future.
  • Authorities should take these cases more seriously and try to ensure that culprits are punished.

The People’s Voice Society is working on this subject for last 6 years. Our Society believes that intercaste/faith/region marriages should be promoted to promote cohesiveness in Society. India needs more and more inter-faith marriages and laws need to facilitate that. Our society wants to assert that conversion law should not exist. Religion is intangible , a way to offer prayers are ingrained in mind since childhood. If for marriage there is nothing as conversion inflicted on her, pain would have been much lesser!The crime committed by the accused would have been like any other crime.

Kind Regards

Prithvi Manaktala

General Secretary 

New Delhi

Tel: +91-124-245-0090

Mob: +91-92055-43360

Website:- www.thepeoplesvoice.in

Blog: https://tpvblog.wordpress.com

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