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Eknath Khadse was rendered jobless by Devendra Fadnavis in 2014 itself, his resignation process took 6 years

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In what will go down as one of the most longest drawn out resignation drama, Eknath Khadse has finally resigned from the BJP and is prepping up for a cosy retirement with the Sharad Pawar-led NCP.

Ever since Khadse was overlooked for Maharashtra’s top job in 2014, he has perpetually been on the verge of resigning from BJP. Riding high on the Modi wave, BJP stormed to power in Maharashtra in 2014, with Khadse expected to land the job of Maharashtra Chief Minister. BJP instead went for a new face and appointed the young Devendra Fadnavis as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra which permanently fractured Khadse’s relationship with the party.

The state BJP had long been a junior brother to the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra and hence the question of a BJP CM never cropped up before the advent of the Modi government. Despite being a junior partner, Gopinath Munde, Nitin Gadkari and Eknath Khadse shone and it was considered a given that if the opportunity arises, the CM post would be given to either of three.

Unfortunately, Gopinath Munde passed away just before the Maharashtra elections while Nitin Gadkari was needed at the Centre and hence shifted base to Delhi, which left Khadse as the prime contender for Maharashtra’s top job. However, Khadse met the same fate as of Anil Vij in Haryana and Arjun Munda in Jharkhand as he was overlooked for Devendra Fadnavis which in hindsight, turned out to be a fantastic decision for the BJP and Maharashtra.

Khadse had to settle for a cabinet position as the Revenue Minister in the Devendra Fadnavis government but had to resign after allegation of graft spruced up in 2016. It was alleged that in an apparent misuse of his office, Khadse had allotted MIDC land to his wife and son-in-law. Since then, he has slipped into political oblivion.

Owing to the BJP’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption, Khadse along with a host of senior leaders like Vinod Tawde was denied a ticket to contest the 2019 Maharashtra elections. In a bid of placate him, the BJP fielded his daughter, Rohini Khadse from Muktainagar — a seat previously held by her father, however, Rohini lost the elections by a little over 3,000 votes to an independent candidate. Reportedly, Eknath Khadse had blamed internal sabotage for Rohini’s loss.

Khadse after the 2019 elections, expected to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha or legislative council or the governor, but nothing came by which prompted him to resign.

“When I was not considered for any of these, it was clear that I was not required in the party,” said a sulking Khadse.

Khadse who has alleged that Fadnavis along with Girish Mahajan drafted a strategy to destroy his political career is known to have connections cutting across political lines and hence his move to the NCP comes as no surprise.

“Khadse will join NCP in presence of Sharad Pawar along with few other BJP functionaries from North Maharashtra,” said state NCP President Jayant Patil.

Khadse has now landed on the feet of Sharad Pawar to save his political career, but in the eventuality of the BJP coming back to power in Maharashtra which remains a high possibility, Khadse will yet again find himself at the crossroads. Such are the dynamics of the three party alliance that it is near impossible for the NCP to accommodate Khadse in the state cabinet without starting an internal rebellion. It seems that Khadse will have to suffice with the post of Member of Legislative Council from the NCP which will mark a huge fall from grace for one of the tallest leaders of Maharashtra.



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Legislation versus Like Jihad protects women versus forced conversions or relationship under deceit

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Law against Love Jihad protects women against forced conversions or marriage under deceit

The UP government, as promised by CM Yogi Adityanath, brought the 1st draft of the invoice which criminalises ‘Love Jihad’ (Grooming Jihad) and other types of unlawful conversions. The invoice is titled Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Virudhh Dharm Samparivartan Pratisdhedh Adhyadesh, 2020 or UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance – 2020.

At any time considering that UP and MP governments have proven intent to criminalise ‘Love Jihad’ and bring potent rules against it, leftists are on a misinformation overdrive. The draft not only punctures most of their arguments, but it also paves way for other states like Kerala which have been suggested by respective Higher Courts to provide related regulations in opposition to this developing menace.

Provisions beneath the legislation

Right before likely into unique provisions, the viewers have to know that this is not a regulation from interfaith marriage or any marriage, to begin with. Interfaith marriages are and will be authorized in India. The regulation is about unlawful conversions by deceit and coercion. Examine it as an anti-conversion law. That must obvious a lot of the factors.

  1. The act aims to give independence of religion by the prohibition of conversion from one religion to one more by misrepresentation, pressure, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent suggests or by marriage and for the matters connected therewith.
  2. The punishment for these kinds of conversions may vary from 1-5 several years. It could draw in a better penalty if the individual staying transformed is a minimal or belongs to SC/ST.
  3. The a single who desires to change and the 1 who is doing the conversion approach have to post forms in the DM’s office environment who will then enquire about the genuine intention, induce and purpose of this kind of conversions.
  4. The converted person ought to submit a declaration and present himself/herself prior to DM, in individual, to testify claims manufactured in the declaration.
  5. The stress of evidence lies on the human being who has triggered the conversion.
  6. Any man or woman, reconverting to his rapid prior faith, shall not be considered as a transform under this regulation.

Does it deny agency to women?

Totally not. In simple fact rather the reverse. It helps make it illegal to forcefully change gals following or in the course of their marriage. It presents them the preference to continue with the faith of their option. There have been many occasions of forceful conversion submit-marriage, concealing id although luring the girl or by other undue affect. I am not heading to listing them all in this article. Nevertheless, all this kind of situations have shown that the conversion was accomplished towards free of charge will. And it is this cost-free will that the proposed regulation tries to strengthen, contrary to what our social commentators would like us to think. Also noteworthy is, the bill doesn’t outlaw conversion as a entire. It outlaws conversion versus cost-free will in restricted conditions. So circumstances like Hadiya, exactly where she was groomed to settle for Islam out of free will, nevertheless will not occur beneath the purview of this law. These cases of grooming jihad cannot be dealt with by legislation as it goes towards free of charge will. It needs to be dealt with by a robust loved ones and social construction and the suitable schooling.

Does it act in opposition to free of charge will

No, it doesn’t. In truth, it gives flexibility of religion by prohibiting conversion in opposition to absolutely free will.
Conversions for the sole purpose of relationship have been outlawed by courts in the earlier. This law only codifies these judgements. You can not change to a religion just for the reason that it allows you to bypass specified civil regulations. For instance, you can not convert to Islam since you want to continue to keep multiple wives. Or your household can not change to Islam right away mainly because you want to disinherit your daughters from parental houses. You can convert only out of your possess conviction for the tenets of a faith.

Absolutely free will just can’t be an alibi for committing spiritual bigotry and a fraud upon the legislation as is held by Calcutta HC.

Does it violate Article 25A?

A shorter studying of article 25, which is a basic right, right before we begin additional. “Subject to public purchase, morality and wellness, all people are equally entitled to practise, profess and propagate their religion”. I guess, Islamists throughout the board and their handlers in the media are arguing that anti-conversion law prohibits propagation, which is a constitutional warranty. Fantastic to see Islamist’s faith in the constitution, on the other hand, their looking at demands to be enhanced.

They appear to be under the perception, “Either your head or your signature will be on the conversion papers” is the propagation of faith. That is where by they and their handlers in media are erring, by overlooking the first part of the post. The situation which sets the expression for practising, professing and propagating. “Subject to general public purchase, morality and health”. ‘Propagating’ is me telling a person about Hinduism, our roots, cultures, traditions and values. This is held by the honourable SC. ‘Convert or experience beheading’, as practised by the Islamic invaders, is not propagation. That violates community get and health.

Conversion is not a essential ideal beneath report 25. A small challenging for expansionists to realize this. Regulations in opposition to conversion do not violate your elementary legal rights. This is not the first time these types of rules are passed. The Orissa Independence of Religion Act, 1967 was challenged in courtroom and was duly dismissed. The propagandists know this, consequently, alternatively of complicated the proposed law to be enacted in UP, if they seriously imagine it to be anti constitutional, they will only make noise on Twitter. Any this sort of problem, will be summarily thrown into dustbin less than the flagship “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and they know this.

What about dowry and domestic violence?

How can our ‘liberals’ talk about nearly anything about religion and society with out drawing fake equivalence with so-named ‘evil Hindu practises’? This will trigger critical Gastroesophageal reflux in liberals. So a narrative is becoming built with random studies about how domestic violence and dowry are greater evils that exist in Indian society.

I recall the very first dilemma from Barkha to Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a panel dialogue, “There are so a lot of misogynists in so several religions. Why are you buying up only on Islam? Are not the orthodoxies in all religions inherently misogynistic? I arrive from a country that has just one of the largest Muslim inhabitants and girls are not authorized in the mosque. But guess what, so are Hindu gals (WHAT ???)” This was when the discussion was titled “Women in Islam”. In truth, the time period “Saffron terrorism” was an end result of these kinds of inexplicable urge to attract a untrue equivalence. Anyhow, I will be digressing if I focus on why Sharad Powar experienced ‘invented’ a phony bomb blast tale in a Muslim majority place in 1992 to make the Mumbai bomb blasts far more ‘secular’.

The simple fact of the matter is, dowry and domestic violence are societal evils and they do exist. But what liberals maintain forgetting is, there are precise regulations, that also exist to check this sort of evils. Section 498A, and the Domestic Violence act address these considerations. Have they been equipped to eradicate it? No. Do girls who confront these evils have recourse to the legislation? Yes. Do ladies who experience conversion article relationship have recourse to regulation? No. That is what the proposed regulation addresses. No one is boasting it will eradicate adore jihad. IPC 302 has not nonetheless stopped murders.

Conclusion

Will Gauri be in a position to marry a Shahrukh on the ghats of Prayagraj after this regulation is promulgated? Of study course yes. Subject matter to the issue that Gauri is aware of Shahrukh’s identify is Shahrukh and not Raj Malhotra. Also, Gauri remains Gauri or converts to Gulnaaz only out of her free of charge will, absolutely informed of the outcomes. This regulation, in no way, restricts interfaith marriages. Numerous courts have supplied various judgements on spiritual conversions. Courts have even handed orders inquiring state governments to frame legislation towards this expanding menace. The proposed regulation only codifies the principle laid down by our courts.

India is a state exactly where 4 key religions of the environment have originated. It also has the 3rd greatest inhabitants of Muslims. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the planet. Religion is intrinsically section of the life of each and every Indian. More importantly, it has authorized implications in civil guidelines like relationship and inheritance. Secularism can be enshrined in the preamble but in exercise, in the absence of a uniform civil code, the condition does interfere in civil guidelines which are religion-particular. In such conditions, laws that safeguard religious rights ought to be welcome.

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