09 Mar 2021
UP: Man arrested for forcing wife to convert after marriage
A Muslim man has been arrested in Gorakhpur for allegedly marrying a woman by hiding his identity and then trying to force her to undergo a religious conversion, police said on Monday.
08 Mar 2021
MP Assembly clears anti-conversion Bill with 10-year imprisonment
The Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday passed the Freedom of Religion Bill 2021, which aims to check religious conversions through marriage or any other fraudulent means in the state.
22 Feb 2021
Kerala government sleeping over love jihad: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday slammed the Left Front government in Kerala for not taking any constructive steps to stop love jihad. Though the Kerala High Court had made remarks against love jihad in 2009, the state government had done nothing to check it, he claimed.
15 Feb 2021
Gujarat to bring law against love jihad: CM Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday said his government will soon bring a strict law against love jihad in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.