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Gandhian antecedents of the anti-`love-jihad’ campaign – and Gandhi’s later act of  atonement

Gandhian antecedents of the anti-`love-jihad’ campaign – and Gandhi’s later act of  atonement

   The  term  `love- jihad’  is  being  used  by  the  activists  of  the  Sangh  Parivar  to  target  inter-religious  marriages  between Muslim  men  and  Hindu  women.  They  accuse  the  Muslims  of  seducing   Hindu  women  and  converting  them  to  Islam.  But  then,  how  would  they  justify  the  marriages  between  the  BJP’s  Muslim  leaders  and  their  Hindu  wives  –    with  Mukhtar  Abbas  Naqvi [Read More…]

by 18/03/2021 1 comment India
The illiberal vision outlined in the UP Government’s affidavit before the Allahabad High Court

The illiberal vision outlined in the UP Government’s affidavit before the Allahabad High Court

The recently promulgated Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversions Ordinance, 2020 [‘the Ordinance’], unofficially referred to as the ‘love jihad law’ by much of the news media, has been the subject of considerable discussion and analysis ever since it was enacted in November 2020. Its constitutionality was challenged by a public interest litigation filed before the High Court of[Read More…]

by 02/02/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Love Jihad, Conversions and Laws curbing Freedoms

Love Jihad, Conversions and Laws curbing Freedoms

Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020, passed by UP on 27th November 2020, has set the ball rolling at two levels. On one hand many other BJP ruled states like MP and Haryana are activating their machinery to bring in similar law in their states and on the other at social level many interfaith couples are[Read More…]

by 13/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Scrap the “Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance” Immediately

Scrap the “Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance” Immediately

At the age of 18, we can vote for our councilors, MLAs, MPs. At 18, we decide who will make and implement policies that affect us, our loved ones, our community, our country. At 18, we are supposed to be mature enough to responsibly exercise our voting rights. However, whether at the age of 18 or at the age of[Read More…]

by 06/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Clever play of the narrative: Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020

Clever play of the narrative: Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020

Written by Arundhati Dhuru, Sandeep Pandey, Kushagra Kumar The Uttar Pradesh government has brought in the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020 which is being described as a law to curb ‘love-jihad,’ to check Muslim men marrying Hindu women with the intent to convert them. The law is also supposed to check mass religious conversions. According to[Read More…]

by 04/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Uttar Pradesh conversion law not only anti-minority but extremely anti-Dalit also

Uttar Pradesh conversion law not only anti-minority but extremely anti-Dalit also

The Uttar Pradesh Religious Conversion Prohibition Act 2020 passed last year by the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh is not only anti – minority but also extremely anti-Dalit. This law is not only unconstitutional but also infringes on the fundamental rights of citizens. Although it is designed in the name of stopping the so-called love-jihad, its biggest targets will be[Read More…]

by 04/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Anti-Conversion Law in UP “An aim to resurrect the old venom of curbing ‘Love Jihad’ from the buried casket – This time with vengeance”

Anti-Conversion Law in UP “An aim to resurrect the old venom of curbing ‘Love Jihad’ from the buried casket – This time with vengeance”

Are you an adult and thinking of getting married? Do you believe you have the freedom to marry the partner of your choice, even if he/she is from a different caste? If you think the answer to this question is ‘Yes’ on the premise of the Fundamental Rights granted by the Indian Constitution, then your beliefs are soon going to[Read More…]

by 20/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Media keeps adding fuel to ‘Love-Jihad’ Fire

Media keeps adding fuel to ‘Love-Jihad’ Fire

  Several Hindi newspapers continue to support “Love-Jihad” law, carrying stories and opinion pieces in upholding it. “Love-Jihad” is an unproven conspiracy theory designed and propagated by the Hindutva forces to demonize the Muslim men for feigning love for the Hindu women. According to the Hindutva narrative, Muslim men marry Hindu women and later convert them into Islam for changing[Read More…]

by 07/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
India’s Long Standing Jihad Against Love

India’s Long Standing Jihad Against Love

Hinduism has always been under threat by some force or other. The latest and most urgent one, by the sounds of it, is love jihad. It is a plot, according to protectors of the Hindu religion, to take over Hinduism. The aggressor, in this case is the Muslim samaj, which is secretly plotting to take over hinduism by seducing Hindu[Read More…]

by 30/11/2020 1 comment India
Why do Hindutva forces feel chilly due to conversion?

Why do Hindutva forces feel chilly due to conversion?

In 1993, the then Congress Government, in Centre, introduced the Religion Bill in Parliament to stop the use of religion in politics. Apparently, the purpose of Congress Government was to stop the temple movement of the BJP. But the opposite happened. The BJP and the Sangh Parivar had promoted the atmosphere of the entire nation with Hindutva by projecting the[Read More…]

by 29/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Law against ‘Love Jihad’ or controlling our ‘individuality’

Law against ‘Love Jihad’ or controlling our ‘individuality’

Love Jihad rhetoric is back in action in almost all the BJP ruled states as they compete each other in proclaiming to bring a law against it to stop the ‘conspiracy’ to convert the Hindu girls into Islam in the guise of ‘love’. The fact is that as a political party, BJP has been active in creating issues and narrative[Read More…]

by 24/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Hindi Press popularizes anti-woman & anti-Muslim narrative of “Love-Jihad”

Hindi Press popularizes anti-woman & anti-Muslim narrative of “Love-Jihad”

  Several leading Hindi newspapers have brazenly mouthed the Hindutva narrative of anti-woman and anti-Muslim “Love-Jihad” conspiracy theory and justified the proposal of the BJP ruled state to come out with a strong law against it. “Love-Jihad” is a conspiracy theory designed and propagated by the Hindutva forces to demonize the Muslim men for feigning love for the Hindu women.[Read More…]

by 22/11/2020 Comments are Disabled India
In defence of Love Jihad

In defence of Love Jihad

‘Love jihad’ is an abhorrent, insidious, reactionary, patriarchal, misogynist and anti-Muslim political project of Hindutva forces to undermine liberal, secular and constitutional democratic society in India. The freedom to love and marry in India is part of the right to life and liberty guaranteed by the Indian constitution. It is further fortified by the Special Marriage Act (1954), which upholds[Read More…]

by 17/11/2020 1 comment India