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The headquarters of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council in Kochi | Photo: Nirmal Poddar/ThePrint

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. 
File image of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath | PTI

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.
Shatrugaon, an all Sikh village spread across 8 km in Tral, has a population of 1,500 people | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj/ThePrint

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.
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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.
A BJP hoarding for its Nemom candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan (far left) at Nemom in Thiruvananthapuram | Photo: Jyoti Malhotra/ThePrint

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.
Screengrab of the video going viral on several Christian WhatsApp groups in Kerala | Facebook/Christian Association and Alliance for Social Action

‘They’re taking our girls to ISIS’: How Church is now driving ‘love jihad’ narrative in Kerala

Syro-Malabar Church had in 2020 released a strong statement, claiming Christian women were becoming victims of ‘love jihad’. This is now resonating with a section of its parishioners.
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Christian groups in Kerala had concerns over inter-faith marriages. BJP made it a poll issue

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BJP will enact laws to check ‘love and land jihad’ in Assam if voted to power — Amit Shah

Addressing election rallies Friday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah accused the Congress-AIUDF alliance of encouraging infiltration that threatened to change Assam's demography.
(From left) Assam cabinet minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, CM Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP chief J.P. Nadda and state party president Ranjeet Kumar Dass with the manifesto for the 2021 assembly polls | Photo: ANI

What is ‘land jihad’, and why BJP has promised a law against it in Assam election manifesto

Assam has a long history of illegal immigration. BJP wants to woo indigenous communities by talking about encroachment and promising land ownership.
A family member of Nikita Tomar holds her picture at her home. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Only death penalty will bring justice, Nikita Tomar family says as court convicts her killers

A Faridabad court Wednesday convicted Tauseef and his aide Rehan for murder. 21-yr-old Nikita was shot dead by the two after she refused to marry Tauseef.

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One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting long Covid is to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
Sugarcane farmers wait with their bullock carts to unload their crop outside the Modi Sugar Mills in Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Yogi announces hike in sugarcane MSP by Rs 25 per quintal, months before UP polls

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said Sunday that the new price will enable sugarcane growers to increase incomes by 8%, and will transform lives of 45 lakh farmers.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the induction of a medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MRSAM), in Jaisalmer on 9 September 2021| PTI

Rajnath Singh talks ‘lessons’ from Taliban takeover, hits out at ‘irresponsible states’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.
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