Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicLove jihad

Topic: love jihad

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

Will bring in law against ‘love jihad’ to stop kidnapping of Hindu girls, says Gujarat CM

Speaking at a rally in Godhra, Vijay Rupani said that the new law is aimed at stopping women from being 'lured and converted'.

Yogi slams Kerala govt for not taking any steps to stop ‘forced conversion’ for marriage

After inaugurating 'Vijay Yatra', the UP CM also criticised the Kerala govt over the increasing Covid positive cases & claimed that his state had effectively tackled the pandemic.

Valentine’s Day or not, India has no infrastructure for love because it’s no internal matter

Valentine’s Day is a Western concept, but love isn’t. From ‘love jihad’ laws to vigilante groups harassing couples in February, its space in India is shrinking.

Yes, Constitution makers strongly debated conversion. But here’s what UP’s new law misses

Even while drafting India’s Constitution, members across political parties were concerned about the spectre of mass conversions in colonial India.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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