Yogi government planning to organise wedding for poor Muslim girls

Vastavam Web: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to organise mass weddings for poor girls belonging to religious minorities, in an apparent attempt by the Chief Minister to shed his Hindu hardliner image.”Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given his consent to mass weddings of poor girls belonging to minority communities and we have included it in the 100 days’ programme of the state government,” Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mohsin Raza told PTI here today.

A proposal is being prepared, the minister said, adding besides extending monetary assistance of Rs 20,000 to each bride, the government will bear other expenses for the mass wedding.He said the idea of mass weddings for girls from minority communities, which would also include Sikhs and Christians, came from the chief minister himself.Around 100 weddings would be held in every district after selecting eligible candidates, he said.