NEW DELHI: The Congress today attacked the BJP over an incident in Lucknow in which a Passport Seva Kendra official allegedly humiliated an inter-faith couple, claiming that it reflected the psyche of hatred and division imbibed by the BJP.
Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala accused the saffron party of dividing the minds, hearts and soul of Indians.
Obnoxious demand by MEA officials for conversion, in order to issue a passport reflect the 'psyche of hatred & division' which the BJP has imbibed.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) June 21, 2018
It seeks to divides the minds, hearts & soul of Indians and is an assault on our Constutitional values! https://t.co/J3se1JIpZL
"It seeks to divide the minds, hearts and soul of Indians and is an assault on our Constitutional values," he said.
He also tagged a news report of the alleged harassment of the couple at the MEA's Lucknow office, where an official humiliated the woman for marrying a Muslim man.
The official was transferred today after he allegedly asked the husband to convert to Hinduism and pulled up the wife for marrying a Muslim when they went to the office with their passport applications.
Seeking action, Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth, who have been married for 12 years, wrote about their ordeal on Twitter and tagged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday.
A day later, the Regional Passport Office in Lucknow transferred Vikas Mishra, the official accused of humiliating the couple.