Love Jihad: News

20 Apr 2024


Karnataka: Brutal murder of Congress corporator's daughter sparks political controversy

The murder of Neha Hiremath, the 23-year-old daughter of a Congress corporator, has ignited a political feud between the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka.

12 Sep 2023


Bajrang Dal's Monu Manesar sent to 14-day judicial custody 

A Haryana court on Tuesday sent Bajrang Dal leader and alleged cow vigilante Monu Manesar to judicial custody for 14 days, NDTV reported.

03 Sep 2023

Himanta Biswa Sarma

'Will stop Love Jihad': Assam CM on anti-polygamy bill

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday announced plans to introduce the anti-polygamy bill in the state assembly in December to ban polygamy, the practice of marrying multiple spouses.

16 Aug 2023


Nuh violence: Who is Bittu Bajrangi

Weeks after tension gripped Haryana following communal clashes during a religious procession in Nuh on July 31, self-proclaimed cow vigilante Bittu Bajrangi was arrested by the police in Faridabad after a "dramatic chase."

02 Aug 2023


Bajrang Dal's Monu Manesar denies involvement in Nuh violence

Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal member whose purported video stirred the violence in Haryana, reportedly denied any involvement in the incident.

01 Aug 2023


#NewsBytesExplainer: Who is Monu Manesar at center of Nuh violence

Tension gripped Haryana after communal clashes broke out during a religious procession in Nuh on Monday.

14 Jun 2023


Uttarakhand mahapanchayat: Why tension is brewing in Garhwal region 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear petitions seeking cancellation of the controversial "Uttarakhand mahapanchayat" scheduled for Thursday (June 15) in Purola, Uttarakhand's Garhwal region.

18 Dec 2022

DY Chandrachud

Hundreds killed for marrying outside caste every year: CJI Chandrachud

While talking about morality and its interplay with the law, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Saturday stated hundreds die every year for falling in love with people outside their cast or marrying against the wishes of their families.

05 Nov 2022


Tensions flare as 'lovers' found dead in UP's Saharanpur

Tensions flared up in a village in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh following the death of a Muslim youth and a 19-year-old woman, who were classmates, within a span of 10 hours this week.

Karva Chauth: BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar warns Muslim mehndi artisans

The members of Hindu Mahasabha in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh have warned Muslim henna artists of dire consequences if caught applying mehndi or henna to Hindu women celebrating Karva Chauth.

06 May 2022


Hyderabad: Hindu Man hacked to death by Muslim wife's family

In a horrific incident of suspected honor killing, a man was beaten to death in full public view by his wife's relatives in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

01 Oct 2021


Delhi HC dismisses plea, paves way for 'The Conversion' release

The Delhi High Court, on Friday, dismissed public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to restrain the release of the Hindi movie, The Conversion.

19 Aug 2021


Gujarat HC shields interfaith marriages from harassment under anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday ordered an interim stay on some sections pertaining to interfaith marriages of the newly enacted anti-conversion law, Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act 2021.

13 Aug 2021

Uttar Pradesh

'The Conversion' trailer: Love jihad, torturous in-laws and an activist

The trailer of Vinod Tiwari-directorial The Conversion got released recently.

29 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Karni Sena activists prevent interfaith marriage in UP's Ballia

Activists of right wing Karni Sena allegedly prevented an interfaith marriage in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia and created a ruckus at a court before forcibly taking the couple to a police station, officials said.

20 Jul 2021


Twitterati demands boycotting 'The Conversion' for apparently promoting love jihad

On Tuesday, thousands of Twitter users were seen jumping on the bandwagon for boycotting an upcoming movie titled The Conversion.

13 Jul 2021


Maharashtra: Interfaith marriage ceremony called off after social media protests

Buckling under pressure from their Hindu community members, parents of a 28-year-old woman in Maharashtra's Nashik district have called off her marriage ceremony with a Muslim man, sources said.

10 Jul 2021


#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's upcoming movie starring Farhan Akhtar Toofaan is touted to be a sports flick, chronicling the life of national-level boxer Aziz Ali.

09 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

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

Yogi Adityanath

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

Vijay Rupani

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

Uttar Pradesh

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.

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.

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

Bigg Boss

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Madhya Pradesh

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 Police

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

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

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.

#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.

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.

'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

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.

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.