The undersigned The General Secretary of THE PEOPLE’S VOICE SOCIETY had this chance to read your interview given to the journalists Mr.Chetan Chauhan and Mr.Madan Jaira .
I would like to draw your attention to a specific point of your interview wherein you have stated in reply to a question on inter-faith marriages that the” MP Religion of Freedom law” is not against any religion. It is against Forced and Fradulent inter-religious marriages Which lead to Jihad and other kind of violence in the society.
As the head of the government it is within the realm of your duties to curb lawlessness and maintain peace and tranquility in the society. But SIR, the question is Is it happening? Is the law helping in maintaining the desired peace? My feeling is – It is not . The percentage of such people may be very small as compared to the total population who indulge in the unlawful activities .Majority of citizens are peace loving .As a Chief Minister it is your concern that all communities make progress. when all communities are going to interact with each other ,It is natural that relationships will develop. If such genuine relationships are going to be curbed by the same administration who is working for their advancement, Is it not that the administration is acting against itself?
SIR, our society THE PEOPLE’S VOICE has been working for last 5 years on the subject of inter-caste ,inter-religion and inter-region marriages .Such marriages need to be incentivised ,so that parents of marriageable age children should look for the eligible matches from other religion instead of trying to kill their own children. The incentives currently being given under the law –“Protection Of Civil Act Of 1955”are too meagre to produce any significant results .
According to the recent data obtained from Public Relations Department (Rewa):
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The above data clearly indicates the rise in inter-caste marriages.
We are proposing changes to this law .It must include inter-religion and inter-region. We shall be thankful if you will form a committee to look into this matter. Our society will be willing to participate in deliberations to make a list of incentives.