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Bajrang Dal workers assault, drag Muslim man off train for travelling with Hindu woman in Madhya Pradesh
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Bajrang Dal workers assault, drag Muslim man off train for travelling with Hindu woman in Madhya Pradesh

Government Railway Police Superintendent of Police Nivedita Gupta said that the man and the married woman were family friends and had known each other for years

Opinion| How Karnataka’s anti-conversion bill doesn’t violate Constitution or impede Freedom of Religion
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Opinion| How Karnataka’s anti-conversion bill doesn’t violate Constitution or impede Freedom of Religion

There is no fundamental right to convert someone else under the Constitution. This means that there can be no challenge of a law that restricts conversion activity.

Karnataka introduces anti-conversion bill in Assembly amid much furore: What does the Bill say and why are many opposing it
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Karnataka introduces anti-conversion bill in Assembly amid much furore: What does the Bill say and why are many opposing it

The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, introduced by the Home Minister Araga Jnanendra, was highly opposed by the Congress with DK Shivakumar tearing up the legislation on the floor of the Assembly

The Kerala story: Illegal conversions, fear and melancholy of God's Own Country
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The Kerala story: Illegal conversions, fear and melancholy of God's Own Country

While making my film In the Name of Love, we were not bothered about any politics or any kind of political agenda. We were only overwhelmed by the stories of the converted girls reaching Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

Love and narcotic jihad exists in Kerala, claims Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt
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Love and narcotic jihad exists in Kerala, claims Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt

Politicians, leaders and journalists, who try to deny the fact, may have their own vested interests, claimed the Bishop. Muslim outfits protested the statement, alleging that it was meant to create a communal divide in Kerala

Minor thrashed on suspicion of 'love jihad' in Madhya Pradesh
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Minor thrashed on suspicion of 'love jihad' in Madhya Pradesh

The accused apparently thought that the 16-year-old boy was Muslim and had run away with a Hindu girl, said the police. The officials later confirmed that both were in fact Hindu

Gujarat Governor gives assent to amendment bill penalising forcible conversion by marriage with jail, fine
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Gujarat Governor gives assent to amendment bill penalising forcible conversion by marriage with jail, fine

As per the amended Freedom of Religion Bill, if an organisation violates the law, the person in charge can be sentenced to minimum of three years and maximum of ten years in jail

Assam voters talk about BJP's 'Ban on Land and Love Jihad' poll promise
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Assam voters talk about BJP's 'Ban on Land and Love Jihad' poll promise

BJP in its manifesto for Assam has promised to bring laws against land and love jihad, while voters seem uninterested about the issue.

The absurdity of conservatism: How enforcement of 'culture' is at odds with nation's real heritage and development
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The absurdity of conservatism: How enforcement of 'culture' is at odds with nation's real heritage and development

What we are witnessing now, in the form of enforcement of taboos of food, and the push against what is called “love jihad”, is an assertion of power by those who wish to conserve the old ways.

By enforcing notices under SMA, govt telling interfaith couples to convert or wait endlessly, says petitioner Nida Rehman
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By enforcing notices under SMA, govt telling interfaith couples to convert or wait endlessly, says petitioner Nida Rehman

Notices of marriages under SMA intended to safeguard the interests of the two parties to the marriage, but for some years, they have been used to prevent, often forcibly, inter-faith and inter-caste marriages

Uttar Pradesh Assembly passes Bill prohibiting religious conversion amid din from Opposition
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly passes Bill prohibiting religious conversion amid din from Opposition

The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Bill, 2021, was passed after a voice vote in the state Assembly

'Kerala govt sleeping on love jihad': Yogi Adityanath takes on Left front ahead of Assembly polls
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'Kerala govt sleeping on love jihad': Yogi Adityanath takes on Left front ahead of Assembly polls

Though the Kerala High Court had made remarks against 'love jihad'' in 2009, the state government has done nothing to check it, Adityanath claimed while inaugurating the state-wide "Vijay Yatra"

Gujarat govt will bring in strict law against 'love jihad', says Vijay Rupani in rally ahead of civic election
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Gujarat govt will bring in strict law against 'love jihad', says Vijay Rupani in rally ahead of civic election

In the recent past, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, both ruled by the BJP, have brought in laws to stop conversion through marriage or by any other fraudulent means

Supreme Court refuses to stay anti-conversion law, issues notices to UP and Uttarakhand govts
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Supreme Court refuses to stay anti-conversion law, issues notices to UP and Uttarakhand govts

The apex court's decision came in response to a bunch of petitions which challenged the validity of the laws which regulate religious conversions due to inter-faith marriages

'UP has become epicentre of hate politics': Over 100 ex-civil servants write to Yogi Adityanath, seek withdrawal of 'love jihad' ordinance
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'UP has become epicentre of hate politics': Over 100 ex-civil servants write to Yogi Adityanath, seek withdrawal of 'love jihad' ordinance

"You can pose no greater threat to the nation than by turning its own citizens against one another, a conflict that can only serve the country’s enemies," the ex-civil servants wrote in their letter to Yogi Adityanath

Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves ordinance on bill against religious conversions
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Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves ordinance on bill against religious conversions

As per the Freedom of Religion Bill, those in violation will attract a jail term of up to 10 years, which includes conversions for the sake of marriage

UP's 'love jihad' ordinance completes one month; more than one arrest per day recorded in past 30 days
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UP's 'love jihad' ordinance completes one month; more than one arrest per day recorded in past 30 days

Nearly a dozen FIRs have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified

Public discourse surrounding 'love jihad' misses one crucial element: Criminalisation of Muslim men
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Public discourse surrounding 'love jihad' misses one crucial element: Criminalisation of Muslim men

We are falling into the collective trap of a psycho-political understanding where the only Muslim worthy of being 'asked' to be 'saved' has to be the one who fits the mould of a stereotypical Indian Muslim, who is distanced from the faith and does not claim their religious identity

UP's 'love jihad' ordinance militates against right to privacy, will allow political groups to jeopardise public order
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UP's 'love jihad' ordinance militates against right to privacy, will allow political groups to jeopardise public order

It is crucial to understand the salient features of the law to understand its true intent and impact

Chandigarh man trying to perform interfaith marriage in Aligarh arrested, dragged out of court
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Chandigarh man trying to perform interfaith marriage in Aligarh arrested, dragged out of court

The arrest came to the fore after a video clip, purportedly showing policemen virtually dragging the man away from the court premises in the presence of dozens of bystanders, surfaced on social media