The Political Ideology Behind Anti-Conversion Laws in India
By Rashad Khan
As Congress vows to amend the controversial law in Karnataka, a look at the motivations underpinning such legislation.
Interfaith Love a Risk Under Modi’s Rule
By Sheikh Saaliq
Hindutva outfits unleash violence on Muslim men who marry Hindu women, alleging that they are feigning love to convert them to Islam.
After ‘Love Jihad,’ India’s Muslims are Now Being Accused of ‘Narcotics Jihad’
By Tarushi Aswani
Catholic Bishop Kallarangatt said that "hardcore jihadis" are using drugs to spoil the lives of non-Muslims.
India’s Hindutva Hardliners Treat Religious Conversion as Security Threat
By Asim Ali
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has warned that the National Security Act will be invoked against those involved in religious conversion.
BJP’s ‘Love Jihad’ Card in the Upcoming Kerala Polls
By Sudha Ramachandran
Despite the party’s attempt to woo Christian voters through the campaign, it is unlikely to make a big difference in the election’s outcome.
‘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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.