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  • Narcotic Jihad | Can science and reason defeat religious polarisation in Kerala? Sep 21, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Narcotic Jihad | Can science and reason defeat religious polarisation in Kerala?

    It is surprising that in today’s Kerala the well-educated religious lot, who are expected to have had a smattering of science, and who are expected to be the ones who see reason, are the ones who are raising the bogeys of ‘love jihad’ and ‘narcotic jihad’ 

  • Assam Election 2021 | BJP will enact laws to check 'love and land jihad': Amit Shah at poll rally Mar 26, 2021 03:46 PM IST

    Assam Election 2021 | BJP will enact laws to check 'love and land jihad': Amit Shah at poll rally

    Addressing an election rally, Amit Shah said appropriate laws and policies will be put in place to strengthen Assamese culture and civilisation.

  • Gujarat to bring law against 'love jihad', says CM Vijay Rupani Feb 15, 2021 08:22 AM IST

    Gujarat to bring law against 'love jihad', says CM Vijay Rupani

    "We are going to bring a lawagainst love jihad in the Assembly. Such activities being done in the name of love jihad will not be tolerated...The BJP government will bring strict laws against love jihad in the coming days," he said.

  • BJP promises anti-love jihad law in Kerala if voted to power Feb 08, 2021 09:47 PM IST

    BJP promises anti-love jihad law in Kerala if voted to power

    Kerala BJP president K Surendran has said ‘love jihad (interfaith marriage)’ has become a worrisome trend in the state and claimed that even Christian leaders have raised concerns about forced conversions.

  • Allahabad HC makes display of notice for inter-faith marriages optional, says it 'invades Right to Privacy' Jan 13, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Allahabad HC makes display of notice for inter-faith marriages optional, says it 'invades Right to Privacy'

    Couples who do not wish to display their interfaith marriage notice will have to make a written request to the marriage officer regarding the same, the Allahabad High Court has said.

  • Uttar Pradesh Police made 51 arrests in one month under ‘love jihad’ law: Report Dec 29, 2020 08:33 PM IST

    Uttar Pradesh Police made 51 arrests in one month under ‘love jihad’ law: Report

    Within 30 days of the love jihad law coming into effect in Uttar Pradesh, the police registered 14 cases, of which 13 involve Hindu women who were allegedly being converted to Islam forcefully.

  • Madhya Pradesh to bring 'love jihad' ordinance as winter session deferred Dec 28, 2020 10:34 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh to bring 'love jihad' ordinance as winter session deferred

    Shivraj Singh Chouhan's statement came after the winter session of MP Assembly, which was scheduled to begin on December 28, was postponed in view of the "COVID-19 situation".

  • Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passes anti-conversion bill with 10-year jail term Dec 26, 2020 02:25 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passes anti-conversion bill with 10-year jail term

    Madhya Pradesh's Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020, if passed into law, will include a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail and up to Rs 1 lakh penalty for those found guilty of forced conversions.

  • None can interfere if an adult marries as per her choice, converts: Calcutta HC Dec 23, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    None can interfere if an adult marries as per her choice, converts: Calcutta HC

    After a 19-year old woman married a person of her choice, her father petitioned the high court, complaining that his daughter’s statement before a magistrate may not have been recorded in an atmosphere where she felt comfortable.

  • After 'love jihad' law, UP may withdraw scheme rewarding interfaith marriages Dec 02, 2020 05:09 PM IST

    After 'love jihad' law, UP may withdraw scheme rewarding interfaith marriages

    The Intercaste and Interfaith Marriage Incentive Scheme was started by the national integration department of Uttar Pradesh back in 1976 to incentivise interfaith marriages

  • Assam plans new marriage law, to make disclosure of couple's religion mandatory Nov 30, 2020 10:53 PM IST

    Assam plans new marriage law, to make disclosure of couple's religion mandatory

    Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified that the new marriage law will not mimic the one being implemented in Madhya Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh.

  • Legislation to tackle 'Love Jihad' underway in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan Nov 30, 2020 09:47 PM IST

    Legislation to tackle 'Love Jihad' underway in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Union Home Ministry had informed the Lok Sabha in February that there was no definition for the term under the current laws in India.

  • Explained | Yogi Adityanath's new law against 'Love Jihad' Nov 30, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Explained | Yogi Adityanath's new law against 'Love Jihad'

    The Law, “Uttar Pradesh Vidhi Virudh Dharma Samparivartan Pratishedh Adyadesh 2020”, does not mention or define ‘Love Jihad’, a term used for Muslims allegedly forcing Hindu girls to convert to Islam on the pretext of marriage, anywhere.

  • 'Love Jihad': First case filed under Uttar Pradesh’s new law against forced religious conversions Nov 30, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    'Love Jihad': First case filed under Uttar Pradesh’s new law against forced religious conversions

    A 22-year-old was booked under the new law against forced conversion for allegedly “threatening to kidnap” and convert a 20-year-old woman.

  • Demand raised for law against pre-marriage religious conversions in Tripura Nov 28, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Demand raised for law against pre-marriage religious conversions in Tripura

    President of Tripura unit of the Manch, claimed that "nine cases of love jihad" were filed in different police stations of the state during the lockdown period, though an official said that no such record is therein the police headquarters.

  • 'Love Jihad': Madhya Pradesh government proposes 10-year jail term in draft bill Nov 26, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    'Love Jihad': Madhya Pradesh government proposes 10-year jail term in draft bill

    Madhya Pradesh's Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that the draft bill against "love jihad" includes provision for a five-year jail term for priests who solemnise inter-faith marriages without permission from the district magistrate.

  • Right to choose partner a fundamental right irrespective of religion: Allahabad HC Nov 24, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Right to choose partner a fundamental right irrespective of religion: Allahabad HC

    A division bench of the Allahabad High Court said that the right to live with a person of his/her choice, irrespective of the religion professed by them, is intrinsic to the right to life and personal liberty.

  • Let Nitish Kumar bring 'Love Jihad' law, then we will think: Sanjay Raut Nov 23, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    Let Nitish Kumar bring 'Love Jihad' law, then we will think: Sanjay Raut

    BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis last week said incidents of 'Love Jihad were taking place in the country and therefore, laws to curb the practice were justified. Some BJP-ruled states have announced plans to prevent the so-called 'Love Jihad, which refers to an alleged conspiracy to convert Hindu women by marrying them.

  • Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and three other states plan laws against ‘love jihad’ Nov 18, 2020 03:58 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and three other states plan laws against ‘love jihad’

    Multiple states in India are weighing laws against ‘love jihad’. Here's a list of such states and what they have said so far.

  • ‘Love jihad’ bill in Madhya Pradesh: Here is what we know so far Nov 18, 2020 11:02 AM IST

    ‘Love jihad’ bill in Madhya Pradesh: Here is what we know so far

    Madhya Pradesh’s proposed law against ‘love jihad’ would be cognizable and non-bailable, according to the state’s home minister.

  • 'VHP only against 'love jihad', not opposed to interfaith marriages', says spokesperson Jun 30, 2019 08:06 PM IST

    'VHP only against 'love jihad', not opposed to interfaith marriages', says spokesperson

    The VHP meet also demanded tough action against cow slaughter and advocated a separate ministry for the protection of the animal, revered by Hindus.

  • BJP MLA blames ban on child marriage for 'love jihad' May 06, 2018 05:20 PM IST

    BJP MLA blames ban on child marriage for 'love jihad'

    He asked parents of young girls to guard against 'love jihad' to prevent their families from being ruined

  • NIA can't probe marital status: SC on Kerala love-jihad case Jan 23, 2018 11:18 AM IST

    NIA can't probe marital status: SC on Kerala love-jihad case

    A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra observed this after the NIA told the court that it had made substantial progress in the investigation which was conducted after the apex court's direction.

  • SC asks father of Kerala woman to produce her on November 27 Oct 30, 2017 02:21 PM IST

    SC asks father of Kerala woman to produce her on November 27

    A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing the father of the woman, to ensure that she is produced that day for interaction with the bench, which is likely to ascertain her mental stage and whether she had given free consent to the marriage.

  • By-poll teaching: Modi govt must shed complacency Sep 17, 2014 03:29 PM IST

    By-poll teaching: Modi govt must shed complacency

    We can start coming to conclusions about the BJP and Modi's bankability only after Haryana and Maharashtra. For now, the only lesson for the BJP to learn are these: it has to shed complacency, and it has to acknowledge that Modi is the only one who counts in the party.

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