Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicLove jihad

Topic: love jihad

Kerala BJP should shun Hindutva: ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan, who quit politics but stayed in party

In an interview with ThePrint, Sreedharan, who contested unsuccessfully on a BJP ticket in Kerala assembly polls this year, talks about 'love jihad' & party's presence in the state.

UP couple tortured for Hindu-Muslim love moves on from miscarriage & jail, builds a happy life

Pinky & Rashid’s case is one of 11 under controversial UP anti-conversion law where police have filed a final report — signifying the closure of an investigation — due to lack of evidence.

1 year of UP anti-conversion law — 108 cases, chargesheet filed in 72, ‘lack of proof’ in 11

Within nine months of the UP ordinance being promulgated on 24 November 2020, at least 189 people had been arrested in connection with anti-conversion cases, police data shows.

Dharma, Hinduness, rashtra — a glossary on Hindutva-Hinduism debate & what it means for RSS

New Delhi: Detractors who term ‘Hindutva’ an aggressive and political ideology have again kicked off a debate over ‘Hinduism vs Hindutva’ and ‘soft vs...

How Kerala’s Left hopes to benefit from polarisation of Christians and Muslims

Congress-led UDF has accused LDF govt of giving a 'muted' response and 'tiptoeing' around statements from Syro-Malabar Church on ‘love jihad’ & ‘narcotics jihad’. 

How Kerala church’s ‘love jihad, narcotics jihad’ taunts are hurting Muslim businesses & society

A bishop of Kerala’s Pala had earlier this month warned of ‘narcotics jihad’. Despite a backlash from within the community, the ramifications are already being felt on ground. 

The art of conjuring realities – How the BJP gets Hindus to believe ‘love jihad’ story

In ‘The Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities’, Shivam Shankar Singh and Anand Venkatanarayanan write how political parties, godmen, nation-states manipulate our thoughts.

Not conversion, but jobs, quota & Punjabi — Kashmir Sikhs say real issues being ignored

There are around 1.5 lakh Sikhs in Kashmir of whom 60,000-odd are voters living across 136 villages in Baramulla, Kupwara, Budgam, Pulwama, Anantnag and Srinagar areas.

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.

PM Modi boost to Kerala BJP, hoping to leave mark with Sabarimala & ‘love jihad’ narratives

BJP’s ‘love jihad’ bogey has found resonance with a few Christians while its Sabarimala stand forced a CPI(M) minister to admit that allowing women into the hill shrine was a mistake.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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