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’
Addressing an election rally, Amit Shah said appropriate laws and policies will be put in place to strengthen Assamese culture and civilisation.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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 Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified that the new marriage law will not mimic the one being implemented in Madhya Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh.
Union Home Ministry had informed the Lok Sabha in February that there was no definition for the term under the current laws in India.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multiple states in India are weighing laws against ‘love jihad’. Here's a list of such states and what they have said so far.
Madhya Pradesh’s proposed law against ‘love jihad’ would be cognizable and non-bailable, according to the state’s home minister.
The VHP meet also demanded tough action against cow slaughter and advocated a separate ministry for the protection of the animal, revered by Hindus.
He asked parents of young girls to guard against 'love jihad' to prevent their families from being ruined
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.
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.
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.