Maulana Badruddin Ajmal on child marriage: All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Chairman Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has attacked Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over the arrest made in connection with child marriage in Assam. He said that all this is being done to harass Muslims.
According to the PTI news agency, Ajmal, an MP from Dhubri, Assam, said: “Our CM Himanta Biswa Sarma sahab sometimes suddenly dreams that I haven’t persecuted Muslims for a long time.” He wakes up from the dream. After that, let’s start with what schemes we can persecute Muslims.
How many arrests were made?
Assam police have arrested 1,800 people so far on Friday (Feb 3) as part of a massive campaign against child marriage. So far, a maximum of 136 arrests have been made in Dhubri, where a maximum of 370 cases have been registered. After this, 110 people were arrested in Barpeta and 100 in Nagaon. Ajmal said that under the Child Marriage Prohibition Act, child marriage was made a punishable offense in 2007, but the Assam government did not campaign on it even for one day.
AIUDF President Ajmal said now the government is making arrests. It will be known that 90 percent of the boys and girls will be Muslims. They will arrest only one side. We know this. His mood is anti-Muslim. BJP is there, RSS is there, so there will be pressure on them. He said that the arrest should not be done this way.
What should have been done?
MP Ajmal said that the state government should have campaigned for at least 30-40 days across Assam. People had to be informed through the media and awareness had to be spread. He said: “Warning people. After that you take action. What will you do with those people who have married before? If we keep trapping like this, thousands of people will be arrested. This is something wrong. He said set a date. No notice, no campaign. Just because they want to torture Muslims, they will do it.
‘I’ve been campaigning’
Ajmal said that he himself is strongly against the marriage of girls at an early age and has also been campaigning for it in his parliamentary constituency. When asked what his position would be on this issue in the future, the AIUDF leader said that he would take some action only after consulting his people about it.
What is the problem?
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had told media on the sidelines of a show in Guwahati that the campaign was launched across the state from Friday (Feb 3) morning and would continue for the next three to four days. . The state cabinet had decided on January 23 that child marriage culprits would be arrested and a massive awareness campaign would also be launched. In less than fifteen days after this announcement, the police registered 4,004 cases of child marriage.
What did the CM say?
CM Sarma had said that those who married girls under the age of 14 would be registered under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses Act (POCSO Act) and those who married girls aged 14 to 18 would be charged with child abuse. under the Prevention of Marriage Act 2006. Such persons will be arrested and the marriage declared void. If the child’s age is also less than 14 years old, he will be sent to a juvie as minors cannot appear in court.
what is the law
In the year 2006, Parliament passed the ‘Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006’, repealing the 1929 Act and subsequent amendments. The current law – the Child Marriage Prohibition Act of 2006 has three objectives: prevention of child marriage, Protection of children involved in child marriage and prosecution of offenders. Prevention: One of the most outstanding characteristics of this Law is that the crimes sanctioned by this Law are cognoscible and not subject to bail.
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