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Forget love jihad, top BJP leaders line up to bless Hindu-Muslim couple

The wedding was between BJP national general secretary Ram Lal's niece and the son of Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Surheeta Kareem.
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Supreme Court reiterates woman’s right to live with partner of her choice

The first time the court upheld this right was in April, when it restored Kerala woman Hadiya’s marriage to her Muslim husband. 

Coming up in UP: ‘Hindu courts’ to protect the faithful, hand out death penalties

The ‘court’ is Hindu Mahasabha’s answer to Sharia courts. ‘Judge’ is a 36-year-old sanyasin.
Candle march for Ankit Saxena

Why did Ankit Saxena and Shehzadi have to pay for falling in love in a free India?

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.
A photo of Ankit Saxena, who was murdered in Delhi

Ankit Saxena murder shows it’s Muzaffarnagar everywhere now

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.
A photo of Ankit Saxena, who was murdered in Delhi

The horrific Ankit Saxena murder is thanks to India’s unending faith in arranged marriages

The Rajasthan murder video, Hadiya, Rahul Gandhi’s religion have unleashed our collective anxieties about mixed-faith marriages.
Police in Udaipur detain activists protesting against the Rajsamand video in which a Muslim labourer is hacked to death

Now, a campaign that’s raising funds for Afrazul, victim of brutal murder in Rajasthan

Rajasthan police froze a bank account with deposits around Rs 3 lakh collected on behalf of the wife of murder accused Shambhulal Regar.
Activists of Bajrang Dal during a bike rally

Why are Hindus trying to prove that they can become ISIS-like extremists: Taslima Nasreen

Shambhulal may be in jail, but thousands of Shambhulals are walking about free with their anger, disgust, and hatred.
Rahul Gandhi, Hadiya and a screengrab of the Rajasthan murder video

अरेंज्ड मैरिज की गहराई में छुपी खाप मानसिकता

अरेंज्ड मैरिज की मानसिकता, जो जाति, गोत्र और धर्म की पवित्रता की धारणा को बचाए रखने की गारंटी देती है, अंतरधार्मिक विवाह के विरुद्ध हिंसा और असहिष्णुता को बढ़ावा देती है. राजस्थान में हत्याकांड के वीडियो, हदिया प्रकरण, राहुल गांधी के धर्म को लेकर उभरे विवादों ने अंतरधार्मिक विवाहों के प्रति हमारी सामूहिक चिंता को उभार दिया है. अगर आप राजस्थान में हुई हत्या के वीडियो को देखकर स्तब्ध हैं, तो हदिया प्रकरण या सोमनाथ मंदिर के आगंतुक रजिस्टर में राहुल के धर्म को लेकर की गई प्रविष्टि भी उसी श्रेणी में हैं. ये सारे प्रकरण अंतरधार्मिक विवाहों को लेकर हमारी सामूहिक चिंताओं को उभारते हैं. यह केवल भाजपा और आरएसएस के एजेंडा का मामला नहीं है, हालांकि इन दिनों हर बुरी बात के लिए 2014 के बाद बने माहौल को दोषी ठहराने का फैशन चल पड़ा है. यह मामला उससे कहीं गहरा है. हिंसा और असहिष्णुता के पीछे वह मानसिकता काम...

Minorities minister Naqvi says Rajasthan video murder not about ‘love jihad’

National Commission for Minorities chief Rizvi will write to Rajasthan govt on the incident, says he'll also mention Pehlu Khan and Umar Mohammad murders.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.