On July 27, the BJYM lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against Bhupen Bora under sections 153A and 295 of the Indian Penal Code, urging a thorough investigation by the police. The FIR emphasizes that Bora’s comments on ‘love jihad’ in the context of the Mahabharata have deeply affected the religious sentiments of the Hindu people.
According to a BJYM member, this is not the first time Bhupen Bora has made controversial statements, but this time, they couldn’t overlook it. The BJP youth wing expressed their concern over the potential disruption of peace and harmony in Assam, calling for the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code to be implemented in a proper investigation.
Bora’s controversial remarks centered around the notion of ‘love jihad’ within the Mahabharata, where he cited examples such as Lord Krishna’s disguise to marry Rukmini and the situation faced by Gandhari in the epic. Despite facing backlash for his comments, Bora remained defiant, stating that “everything is fair in love and war.”
The contentious issue of ‘love jihad’ has been a subject of heated debates and discussions in various parts of India, with differing opinions on its existence and implications. Bhupen Bora’s remarks have further fueled this controversy, leading to the filing of the FIR against him.