Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicLove jihad

Topic: love jihad

‘Religious frenzy causes inhuman behaviour’: Hindu Right press links Shraddha murder to ‘love jihad’

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

‘Suspect love jihad angle,’ says father of woman killed by live-in partner in Delhi

Shraddha Walker was allegedly murdered by her live-in partner Aftab Poonawalla in May this year. The accused was arrested Saturday.

India’s first ‘love jihad’ conviction—a volatile mix of POCSO, kidnapping, abuse, conversion

The Amroha district court said that criminals like Mohammad Afzal 'make it difficult for women and girls to come out on the street.'

‘If Hindus are snakes, Muslims are mongooses’—love jihad, Yogi govt, and a couple in a fix

In 'The Newly Weds', Mansi Choksi gives an account of three couples who risked everything for the sake of love.

‘Muslim men run mehendi shops for love jihad’, says BJP MLA convicted in Muzaffarnagar riots case

Vikram Saini urged women to put henna at home or salons run by Hindus for Karwa Chauth. VHP & Bajrang Dal had put up banners against Muslims applying henna in Muzaffarnagar

Clashes over ‘love jihad’, police action — garba venues turn political arenas in Gujarat, MP

Several alleged incidents of Muslim men trying to enter garba venues have stoked controversy in both states, where Bajrang Dal workers are making surprise checks during Navaratri.

‘Married the person I loved’: Kerala Christian woman rejects ‘love jihad’ claim after HC verdict

Joisna Mary Joseph's remarks came after the Kerala High Court disposed of the habeas corpus writ filed by Joseph's father against her marriage with a Muslim man named Shejin.

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.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.