Love Jihad

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Bhopal: 17, including former BJP MLA arrested, over V-Day ruckus

15 Feb 2021

Bhopal: 17, including former BJP MLA arrested, over V-Day ruckus

Police in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, arrested 17 people for creating a ruckus on Sunday, Valentine's Day. Among those arrested is a former MLA of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Surendra Nath Singh.

No foreign funding in "love jihad" cases: SIT

24 Nov 2020

No foreign funding in "love jihad" cases: SIT

Amid a huge furor over "love jihad," a Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Uttar Pradesh probing the matter has found no conspiracy or foreign funding in 14 cases that it examined.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

01 Nov 2020

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

#HaryanaMurder: Tauseef killed Nikita as she was marrying another man

28 Oct 2020

#HaryanaMurder: Tauseef killed Nikita as she was marrying another man

The main accused in the murder of 21-year-old Nikita Tomar in Haryana, Tauseef, has confessed to the crime and told police that her imminent wedding with someone else drove him to kill her.

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

27 Oct 2020

Jilted Muslim "lover" shoots woman dead in Haryana, arrested

A Muslim man named Taufeeq allegedly murdered a woman named Nikita Tomar, 21, in broad daylight on Monday, because she "rejected his advances."

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

14 Oct 2020

Quran cannot be taught using government funds, says Assam Minister

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that there should be no religious education with the government's funding.

After controversial advertisement, Tanishq's employee threatened

14 Oct 2020

After controversial advertisement, Tanishq's employee threatened

The advertisement by popular jewelry brand Tanishq, which was accused of promoting "Love Jihad," sparked a barrage of threats for one of its employees, a Melt report claimed.

Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

13 Oct 2020

Tanishq withdraws advertisement, accused of glorifying "Love Jihad"

Popular jewelry brand Tanishq, from the house of Tata, withdrew an advertisement for its latest collection Ekatvam after the clip triggered immense outrage on social media for glorifying "Love Jihad."

People are boycotting 'Bigg Boss 13' for 'encouraging love jihad'

06 Oct 2019

People are boycotting 'Bigg Boss 13' for 'encouraging love jihad'

It has only been a week since Bigg Boss 13 premiered and the reality television show is already mired in controversy.

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

18 Dec 2018

Kerala: Hadiya's father joins BJP, says CPI(M) playing dirty politics

The father of Hadiya, a woman who had grabbed national headlines over allegations of 'love jihad', has joined the BJP.

Gurugram: Pregnant-woman alleges love jihad, says husband abandoned her

10 Oct 2018

Gurugram: Pregnant-woman alleges love jihad, says husband abandoned her

A 24-year-old girl has alleged she is a victim of love jihad and registered a complaint with the Gurugram police.

UP: Medical-student assaulted by police, video goes viral

26 Sep 2018

UP: Medical-student assaulted by police, video goes viral

On Tuesday, three cops in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut were suspended after a video went viral which showed them assaulting a woman in a police vehicle.

Uttarakhand: BJP MLA raises objection on Muslim-man's presence in temple

28 May 2018

Uttarakhand: BJP MLA raises objection on Muslim-man's presence in temple

In the wake of a sub inspector's heroic deed of saving a Muslim man from a fanatic mob in Ramnagar, Uttrakhand, BJP MLA Rajkumar Thukral said the 'destroyers of Hindu culture' will be taught a lesson by right-wing outfits.

BJP MLA advocates child marriage as it 'prevents' Love Jihad

06 May 2018

BJP MLA advocates child marriage as it 'prevents' Love Jihad

A BJP lawmaker Gopal Parmar from Madhya Pradesh on Saturday advised parents to fix wedding of their girls before they turn 18, to prevent them from falling into 'dangerous' shackles of Love Jihad, a term coined by right-wing organizations for marriages between Hindu-women and Muslim-men.

Delhi: Protests against film screening on 'love jihad' at JNU

28 Apr 2018

Delhi: Protests against film screening on 'love jihad' at JNU

The screening of a film on the contentious "love jihad" issue at Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi was disrupted by some student groups, who alleged that a hate campaign was being propagated by showing the movie.

Love triumphs hate: IAS toppers Tina, Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan get married

09 Apr 2018

Love triumphs hate: IAS toppers Tina, Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan get married

Their love story faced criticism from fringe-elements, but IAS toppers Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan paid no heed to the hatred and tied the knot in on Saturday at Pahlgam Hotel.

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

08 Mar 2018

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

In a major win for individual rights, the SC has upheld the controversial marriage of Shafin and Hadiya, Kerala's "love jihad" couple, setting aside an annulment by the HC.

Facebook list threatening violence against Hindu-Muslim couples taken down

06 Feb 2018

Facebook list threatening violence against Hindu-Muslim couples taken down

As communal tensions over Ankit Saxena's murder refuse to dissipate, a Facebook page furthering hate against inter-faith couples was taken down after social media uproar.

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

23 Jan 2018

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.

BJP removes Ghaziabad president over disruption of "love jihad" wedding

28 Dec 2017

BJP removes Ghaziabad president over disruption of "love jihad" wedding

Days after the Ghaziabad unit of BJP drew media attention for disrupting an interfaith marriage, the party has removed its city president Ajay Sharma from the post.

Highly-educated Hindu-Muslim couple marries, Ghaziabad BJP says 'love jihad'

23 Dec 2017

Highly-educated Hindu-Muslim couple marries, Ghaziabad BJP says 'love jihad'

Are two highly-qualified, well-established 30-year-olds capable of choosing their life-partner?

Rajasthan 'love jihad' murder: Victim's family demand death for accused

08 Dec 2017

Rajasthan 'love jihad' murder: Victim's family demand death for accused

Relatives of Mohammed Afrazul, who was hacked to death and set afire in Rajasthan over 'love jihad', have sought the death sentence for his murderer.

Woman doesn't lose own religion by marrying outside faith: SC

08 Dec 2017

Woman doesn't lose own religion by marrying outside faith: SC

The SC has ruled that a woman marrying outside her faith doesn't automatically adopt her husband's religion, and retains her own religious identity.

Man brutally hacked to death, set afire over 'love jihad'

07 Dec 2017

Man brutally hacked to death, set afire over 'love jihad'

In a shocking incident, a man in Rajasthan brutally hacked to death a Muslim laborer and set him on fire allegedly for committing 'love jihad'.

Shafin-Hadiya, with alleged ISIS connections, lied about how they met?

04 Dec 2017

Shafin-Hadiya, with alleged ISIS connections, lied about how they met?

The claims of Shafin Jahan and Hadiya, Kerala's 'love jihad' couple, have been thrown into doubt with the NIA's recent findings.

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

29 Nov 2017

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

Two days after proclaiming that she wants to be with her husband, 25-year-old Hadiya says she still isn't free as she hasn't been able to meet Shafin Jahan, her husband, yet.

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

27 Nov 2017

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

Twenty-five-year-old Hadiya of Kerala's 'love jihad' case has finally spoken in court. She said she wants to go back to Shafin Jahan, her husband, and continue her education.

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

25 Nov 2017

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

Ahead of her appearance at the Supreme Court on Monday, Hadiya told reporters at the Cochin Airport that she converted to Islam out of her own free will and wanted to live with her husband, Shefin Jahan.

Ex-model accuses Muslim husband of forcing her to convert

18 Nov 2017

Ex-model accuses Muslim husband of forcing her to convert

In what appears to be a case of 'love jihad', a former Mumbai-based model has accused her Muslim husband of domestic abuse and of pressurizing her to convert to Islam after their marriage.

Rajasthan HC raps police for not heeding 'love jihad' complaint

02 Nov 2017

Rajasthan HC raps police for not heeding 'love jihad' complaint

The Rajasthan HC has rapped the state police for not heeding an alleged case of 'love jihad' and refusing to file an FIR.

'Love jihad': SC directs Hadiya's presence in court to testify

30 Oct 2017

'Love jihad': SC directs Hadiya's presence in court to testify

The SC has said it will interview 24-year-old Hadiya in the Kerala 'love jihad' case to know about her story and whether she consented.

Not all interfaith marriages are 'love jihad', rules Kerala HC

20 Oct 2017

Not all interfaith marriages are 'love jihad', rules Kerala HC

After annulling the marriage of a Hindu woman and a Muslim man calling it 'love jihad', the Kerala HC has said not all interfaith marriages can be termed so.

'Love jihad': Shafin Jahan moves SC against NIA probe

16 Sep 2017

'Love jihad': Shafin Jahan moves SC against NIA probe

On September 16, a Keralite Muslim man moved the SC against an NIA probe sanctioned by the apex court into his marriage to a converted Hindu woman.

NIA to probe Kerala's 'love jihad' case on SC orders

16 Aug 2017

NIA to probe Kerala's 'love jihad' case on SC orders

On August 16, the SC asked the National Intelligence Agency to probe the 'love jihad' case from Kerala.

SC's first 'love jihad' case: Man challenges Kerala HC order

05 Aug 2017

SC's first 'love jihad' case: Man challenges Kerala HC order

In a first, on August 5, the SC began dealing with a case of 'love jihad'.