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The time has come to actively try and write the next chapter of history in the tone of amity, and not strife.
Delhi father Yashpal Saxena’s ‘iftar for love’ in honour of murdered son proves a raging success as hundreds turn up in solidarity with inter-faith relationships.
Yashpal Saxena has continued to reject the attempts to politicise his son’s death, and wants Ankit to be an inspiration for those in inter-faith relationships. New Delhi: The father of a young Delhi man killed over his relationship with a Muslim woman is organising an iftar this Ramzan to ensure love, not hatred, marks his son’s legacy. Ankit Saxena, a 23-year-old photographer, was stabbed to death by the family members of his long-term girlfriend in February this year, a cold-blooded murder fundamentalists hijacked to push their agenda of polarisation. But Yashpal Saxena has continued to reject the attempts to politicise his son’s death, and wants Ankit to be an inspiration for those in inter-faith relationships. With this in mind, on 3 June, Saxena will organise an iftar in his locality, west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar. The event, Yashpal said, was a “starting point” for the trust he has established in Ankit’s name to help couples who...
Time and again, the intolerant is hurting the tolerant, cowards are hacking the brave to death. Be it Rizwanur in Kolkata, Afrazul in Rajasthan, or now Ankit.
Experts and lawyers weigh in on inter caste and inter faith marriages in India, in light of the killing of Ankit Saxena in New Delhi.
We are living in the times of a 'hate epidemic' where the price of making the mistake of loving is paid by innocent lives such as that of Ankit Saxena.