Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicLove jihad

Topic: love jihad

India’s embrace of modernity is now threatened by social regression

If Indians were to truly carry out their fundamental duties, then regressive trends like laws against inter-faith marriages would be energetically countered.

16 anti-conversion law cases, key accused Muslims, but UP govt insists law is religion-neutral

UP’s anti-conversion law seems to have deepened communal fault lines and instilled fear among Muslims. Fringe Hindu Right-wing groups say the fear is ‘important’.

Conversion compromises personal liberty, our ordinance aims to protect it: Yogi govt to HC

In an affidavit filed before the Allahabad HC, the UP govt said the law intends to ‘regulate’ consent of two individuals to keep the interest of the ‘community and family safe’.

5 questions for the Modi government as it enters 2021

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

‘Moles’ in courts, WhatsApp — how UP Hindu groups are networking to stop inter-faith marriages

VHP, Bajrang Dal or Hindu Yuva Vahini, all outfits claim to have 'their people' in courts, notary offices for tip-offs. The woman is sent home & married off to Hindu man within days, 'even without consent'.

Hindu Vahinis, Hindu Samaj, Hindu Army — how vigilante groups are thriving in Yogi’s UP

Since BJP assumed power at the Centre in 2014, fringe Hindu outfits have mushroomed in UP. While BJP says it has nothing to do with them, opposition alleges tacit support.

Anti-CAA stir, Delhi riots, Hathras gangrape — photos of what happened beyond Covid in 2020

2020 was not only about Covid. It also witnessed protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, riots in Delhi, Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan, as well as elections in Bihar.

Interfaith couple ‘harassed’ by Hindu vigilante groups in MP, police send girl to parents

The couple had gone to Jabalpur collector’s office to register their marriage. Police say they haven’t filed a case as the girl’s mother doesn’t want to pursue the matter.

UP Muslim man ‘elopes’ with a Hindu girl, police put 13 of his family in jail for ‘conspiracy’

Booked under UP's new anti-conversion law, Sitapur resident Jibrail could be declared a proclaimed offender if he doesn't surrender by 18 January.

How Special Marriage Act is condemning interfaith couples to UP-style anti-conversion laws

The name ‘Special’ Marriage Act itself implies a marriage that is seen as an anomaly and deserves scrutiny.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

(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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