December 16, 2020
‘Love Jihad’ and the Crafting of a Bigoted Law in India
By Rahul Machaiah
A new law in Uttar Pradesh seeks to create onerous burdens on inter-faith marriages. It is bound to have long-term negative repercussions.
November 16, 2020
Push to Legislate Interfaith Marriages Sparks Backlash in India
By Neeta Lal
The renewed focus on “love jihad” has provoked outcry from critics, who see it as a blow to both communal harmony and women’s rights.
October 14, 2020
After Outrage, Indian Brand Pulls Ad with Interfaith Couple
By Associated Press
The ad featured a Muslim man and his Hindu wife, with the tagline: “A beautiful confluence of two different religions, traditions and cultures."
February 09, 2018
Love in the Time of Patriarchy: 'Love Jihad' in India
By Priyanka Borpujari
The murder of 23-year-old photographer Ankit Saxena reveals India’s dirty underbelly of religious and caste intolerance.
September 17, 2014
The Politics of 'Love Jihad' in India
By Sanjay Kumar
Certain members of the BJP are fanning communal fires in India with a focus on the idea of "love jihad."
March 20, 2014
By Vishal Arora
The Diplomat speaks with Prof Heiner Bielefeldt, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, about his understanding of secularism in India.