Love jihad laws: State has no business examining religious conversions; it breaches secular tenets, assaults civil liberties
It is senseless that we in the 21st century are still dealing with religion as though it was a means to determine one's relationship to the State.
The minister's statement comes days after the Uttar Pradesh government cleared a draft ordinance against conversion through force or fraudulent means
UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said punishment under the new law is a jail term from one to five years, and a fine of Rs 15,000
'Neither family nor State can object to people living together of free will': Allahabad HC quashes FIR against Muslim man
Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Vivek Agarwal also overturned two previous verdicts of the high court, which said that religious conversion solely for the purpose of marriage was prohibited, saying that they are not "good in law"
While the police found no evidence of a 'conspiracy', they stated in three out of 14 cases, the accused concealed their identities in order to coax the girls
'Are interfaith marriages by kin of BJP leaders love jihad?': After Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel questions saffron party
In a series of tweets on Friday, Rajashtan chief minister Ashok Gehlot had said that the BJP had "manufactured" the term 'love jihad' "to divide the nation and curb individual rights of citizens"
BJP coined 'Love jihad' to disturb communal harmony, state laws will curb personal liberty, says Ashok Gehlot
The Rajasthan chief minister's remarks followed announcements by BJP-led governments in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh that they are considering to enact a law against inter-faith marriages
BJP CMs have declared their intention to enact laws against this practice but the fear of physical harm has failed to deter young women from marrying out of choice
Madhya Pradesh to bring law against 'love jihad' in next Assembly session, says state minister Narottam Mishra
The bill proposes a rigorous imprisonment for a period of five years for 'luring a person through fraud and forcing marriage by religious conversion'
Vij's comment comes a day after Yogi Adityanath announced his government will bring a legislation to deal with 'love jihad'
Yogi Adityanath promises to bring law on 'love jihad' in Uttar Pradesh, threatens with 'Ram naam satya hai' jibe
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister threatened to take strong action against those involved in interfaith marriages while addressing political rallies ahead of by-elections for the Malhani and Deoria Assembly seats in the state
Tanishq ad backlash strips India's veneer of pluralism, propped up by television, film programming of decades past
What exactly has the Tanishq controversy revealed that wasn’t already in practice in India?
In Love is Not a Word, a collection of essays explores historical, cultural and gendered politics fuelling the emotion
Despite being such a dominant, powerful force shaping society, Dhar noticed that there are very few books that engage with love in a serious, studied way, attempting to understand it in all its nuances.
Love Jihadis: New book traverses West UP, hotbed of communal strife, to capture voices of the 'dispensable'
Love Jihadis: An Open-minded Journey into the Heart of Western Uttar Pradesh, by journalists Mihir Srivastava and Raul Irani, charts the territory of Western Uttar Pradesh, and uncovers why most communal clashes find their origins in this region.
'Love jihad' not defined by law, no such case reported by central agencies, Union MoS Home tells Lok Sabha
The Centre on Tuesday said the term 'love jihad' is not defined under the extant of laws and no case of 'love jihad' has been reported by any of the central agencies.
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The Gujarat Assembly witnessed angry exchanges on Wednesday during a debate on a private member's bill tabled by a Congress MLA Imran Khedawala for punishing mob lynchings and violence against the minorities
Talk of 'porn jihad' on Twitter shows how fear of the 'sexy other' is still being used to polarise the country
While Twitter user Poornima Nayak Deb started her thread by acknowledging the truth of the 'sexy other', she and those who agree with the premise of 'porn jihad' mostly wallow in the fear of the 'sexy other'.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 7: Hindu groups rally behind love jihad; anti-Muslim sentiments seep into local consciousness
Starting from 2005, the stories around how Muslims were indulging in love jihad to lure Hindu girls became a topic of conversation at almost every meeting of the Sangh in Dakshin Kannada. These activities were further fuelled when BJP came to power in 2008.
Surf Excel ad does not promote 'love jihad', but it is a damaging script that misreads India's inherent pluralism
The 'Surf Excel' ad is drawing a lot of attention. One hopes those watching it won't be persuaded by its subtle promotion of divisiveness and victimhood narrative. But hopes aren’t high. Critical thinking has vanished from India’s public sphere