Mayawati, the leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), argued that it is unjust and concerning to cause commotion across the nation over a “change of religion.”
“Forcibly everything is bad. Changing religion or getting one converted to another religion with bad intention are both wrong. Therefore, it is necessary to see and understand this issue in the right perspective. Due to the fundamentalist politics over the issue, the country gains less and loses more,” she said.
In a series of tweets wishing a Merry Christmas to all Indians, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in particular, stated, “Under our secular Constitution, like people of all other religions in the country, these people should also lead their life with happiness and peace. This is my wish.”
Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of UP, had ordered administrative and police personnel to make sure that Christmas was celebrated in a friendly atmosphere throughout the state and that there were no incidents of religious conversion in any district during the law and order review on Friday.