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Assam CM calls for unified civil code, law against love jihad

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a rally ahead of the MCD elections in the national capital on Sunday, stressing the importance of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and a law against “love jihad”. Citing the gruesome murder in Delhi’s Mehrauli that recently came to the fore, Sarma said India “needs Lord Ram, not Aaftab (murder suspect)”.

Our country does not need Aftab, but a person like Lord Ram, a leader like Prime Minister Modi. We need laws that allow Aftabs to be hanged,” he said at the meeting. “We need a uniform civil code and a law against love jihad,” he added.

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In particular, the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) calls for the formulation of a single law for India, which would apply to all religious communities in matters such as marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption.

Earlier on Saturday, Sarma also said someone like Aaftab will be born in every city if the country does not get a powerful leader and a government that respects India as its mother. Therefore, the country should elect Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) for the third time in 2024 and he will be able to solve such problems,” Sarma claimed at a rally in Gujarat’s Kutch.

During the rally, Sarma also showed confidence in the BJP’s victory ahead of the MCD polls. “People’s excitement makes it clear what the outcome of the election will be. Kejriwal is the best in theater and he thinks Hindus are enemies, but can India exist without Hindus?” he said.

Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, a food blogger, is said to have killed his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar and sawed her body into 35 pieces, later throwing them through parts of Delhi just 20 minutes from their rented apartment in Mehrauli.

Police have so far recovered 13 body parts, mostly skeletal remains, but the weapon used to dismember her body has yet to be recovered, even though the search continues in the forest areas of Mehrauli and other parts of Delhi and Gurugram .

Earlier on Sunday, Delhi police reached the couple’s home in Vasai in Maharashtra. The owner of the house was questioned, as the couple rented the flat for 10 months and they “pretend to be married”.

During the search, the police took statements from four people. They are office bearers of housing associations where Shraddha and Aaftab used to live.

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