<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday hit out at the Kerala Chief Minister P Vijayan-led government, saying it had a soft corner for terrorism.”Is it fair or right for the Kerala government to move the Supreme Court to say that you don’t allow the NIA, we are doing our job? Is that the Kerala government doing its job? The Kerala government is very soft on terrorism and their patent,” Prasad said.Prasad further added that Vijayan shared the dias with Abdul Nasser Madani, one of the main accused in the 2008 Bengaluru blasts and allegedly responsible for the deaths of 38 people. “Didn’t P Vijayan share dias with Madani and said he isn’t terrorist? How can CM share dias with man responsible for killing 38 ppl?” Prasad asked.On October 7, the Kerala government on Saturday told the Supreme Court that there is no need for an NIA probe in the alleged love jihad case.The government told the top court that the claims made by the National Investigation Agency that there was a ‘pattern’ in the way religious conversions were taking place in Kerala were false.The state government also said that the probe done by the Kerala Police has not revealed any startling fact that merits an NIA investigation.It must be noted that earlier, the Kerala government had said that if the apex court wants an NIA probe, it has no objections.The affidavit by the Kerala government comes days after the Supreme Court observed that ‘a father can’t dictate life of a 24-year-old daughter’ while hearing the ‘Love Jihad’ case.In fact, the top court had also question the Kerala High Court how it could annul the marriage of Hadiya and Shafeen Jahan under Article 26.Shafeen Jahan married Akhila Ashokan in December last year after she converted to Islam and rechristened herself as Hadiya.Her father moved the Kerala High Court and claimed his daughter was indoctrinated and forcibly converted. He, in fact, said that his daughter would be be sent to Afghanistan or Syria.The High Court annulled the marriage. But Jahan approached the Supreme Court against the annulment.Earlier in August, the NIA began investigation into the case following the top court’s orders.In compliance with the orders of the apex court, the case was re-registered by the NIA and an investigation was taken up.
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