Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicInterfaith Marriage

Topic: Interfaith Marriage

‘Begged bystanders, touched feet, no one helped’, says wife of Hyderabad ‘honour killing’ victim

The family of a Dalit man who was allegedly murdered by his Muslim wife’s relatives Wednesday claims police ignored couple’s protection request. NHRC has sought report on incident.

‘Suspicious death’ of Hindu woman in interfaith marriage stokes tension in Agra

The 26-year-old woman, identified as Varsha, had married a Muslim man, Fahim, a year and a half ago. Her family has alleged that she had been facing harassment.

‘Will fight to get my wife back’ — Muslim man in Kashmir Sikh ‘conversion’ row won’t back down

Shahid Nazir Bhatt, 29, has been accused of forcefully converting a Sikh woman. But he claims she converted to Islam and married her of her free will.

Forced conversion or boomer-talk? Twitter’s verdict on interfaith marriages is one-sided

While elders are already brazen with their bigotry as they promote intra-caste and religious weddings, leading voices on social media aren't far behind.

India’s embrace of modernity is now threatened by social regression

If Indians were to truly carry out their fundamental duties, then regressive trends like laws against inter-faith marriages would be energetically countered.

SC agrees to examine UP, Uttarakhand laws regulating religious conversions due to marriage

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde however refused to stay the controversial provisions of the laws and issued notices to both state governments on two different petitions.

Interfaith couple booked for religious conversion in violation of Uttarakhand law

The woman converted to Islam without informing her parents or the district authorities prior to her marriage as required under Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, an official said.

Interfaith couple ‘harassed’ by Hindu vigilante groups in MP, police send girl to parents

The couple had gone to Jabalpur collector’s office to register their marriage. Police say they haven’t filed a case as the girl’s mother doesn’t want to pursue the matter.

How Special Marriage Act is condemning interfaith couples to UP-style anti-conversion laws

The name ‘Special’ Marriage Act itself implies a marriage that is seen as an anomaly and deserves scrutiny.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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