Rekha Sharma, the chairman of the National Commission for Women, met the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday. According to the commission, Rekha Sharma talked about the growing ‘love jihad’ cases and issues related to women in the state. After which a lot of ruckus started on it. Demand for the removal of the post of Chairman of the Commission began to arise on social media.
According to the statement issued by the Women’s Commission, Rekha Sharma claimed that there has been an increase in the cases of ‘Love Jihad’ in Maharashtra. He focused the Governor on this issue, underlining the difference between marriage of people of different religions and ‘love jihad’ by mutual consent. Rekha Sharma said that I have complained to Twitter on this issue that suspicious activity has been noticed in my account. It is being verified. I would not like to answer trolls.
A picture of Rekha Sharma and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has also been shared from the Twitter handle of the Women’s Commission. The word ‘Love Jihad’ has been used in the caption. Some right-wing commentators use the word ‘love jihad’ and allege that Hindu women are seduced and married by getting them converted. During the meeting with the Governor, the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission also discussed that about 4,000 complaints could not be resolved due to lack of Chairperson in the State Women’s Commission.
National Commission for Women raised the issue of ‘Love Jihad’ in front of the Governor of Maharashtra
According to a Women’s Commission release, Rekha Sharma also called for the need to enact a law similar to the ‘Disha Vidhan’ of Andhra Pradesh, which provides for the completion of criminal cases against women and the harshest punishment.