Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicLove jihad

Topic: love jihad

VHP demands Modi government enact ‘stringent’ law against ‘love jihad’

VHP claims that a number of chief ministers have been expressing concerns about love jihad. Demand comes in the wake of Tanishq pulling down a controversial ad.

The ‘optics’ of GDP and how unity and secularism have become slurs

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

You can #BoycottTanishq, but here’s really why we are so scared of Hindu-Muslim marriages

Why is India, a country that so proudly wears its diversity like a badge of honour, so fearful of Hindu-Muslim love?

After severe backlash, Tanishq pulls down ad accused of promoting ‘love jihad’

'#BoycottTanishq' was a top trend Monday with several people calling for a ban on the 45-second ad featuring a Hindu-Muslim interfaith marriage.

Viral photos claim dead woman victim of ‘love jihad’, Haryana Police says body not identified

Photographs of dead woman, whose body was found in a suitcase, are being circulated on social media with a claim that she was a Hindu killed for 'refusing to accept Islam'.

#BoycottTanishq trends after ad on Hindu-Muslim marriage accused of promoting ‘love jihad’

The 45-second Tanishq ad shows a Muslim family celebrate a traditional South Indian baby shower ceremony for pregnant daughter-in-law.

For VHP, Bollywood Khans’ Hindu wives, New Year & birthday parties help spread ‘Love Jihad’

In its fortnightly magazine ‘Hindu Vishwa’, the VHP listed 147 alleged cases of Love Jihad and carried 11 articles by several Right-Wing writers on the issue.

Phones seized, abused, hit: What women in Karnataka & Tamil Nadu’s garment factories endure

Kavita Krishnan writes in her book 'Fearless Freedom' about how 'culture’, ‘safety' & 'love jihad' are cited to justify women's harassment in these factories.

Syro-Malabar Church says ‘love jihad’ a threat in Kerala, govt says it doesn’t exist

The church expressed concern over the rising number of 'love jihad' cases and called it an agenda of the Islamic State to threaten religious harmony of Kerala.

Who is Pinky Chaudhary? Hindu Raksha Dal leader owning up to JNU attack was Bajrang Dal man

In a two-minute video posted on social media, Bhupendra Tomar alias Pinky Chaudhary claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU students & teachers.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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