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the law includes a provision to void a marriage if it is solemnised primarily to convert a woman’s faith. The burden of proof is on the person who converted, and those who performed the conversion.(PTI)

‘Love jihad’ law goes against freedom of choice: Lokur

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Delivering a public lecture on Sunday, Lokur said that laws punishing interfaith marriages violated jurisprudence developed by the Supreme Court protecting freedom of choice and human dignity.
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The soul of India lives in her villages, as was declared by the Mahatma. So, when laws are passed affecting the underlying substratum of agrarian life, there is bound to be turmoil. While legally permissible, the fact that the government first tried to sneak in these laws through ordinances as opposed to a properly debated legislation weakened confidence in them.(HT file photo)
The soul of India lives in her villages, as was declared by the Mahatma. So, when laws are passed affecting the underlying substratum of agrarian life, there is bound to be turmoil. While legally permissible, the fact that the government first tried to sneak in these laws through ordinances as opposed to a properly debated legislation weakened confidence in them.(HT file photo)

Punjab sows but will not reap

By Atul Nanda | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 09:17 PM IST
GUEST COLUMN Saying that the state can no longer impose a market fee on trade conducted in its own physical space is nothing short of a territorial invasion through legislative action. A veritable Trojan Act.
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The law does not discriminate against a woman making choices in a marriage, nor does it lay down any code of conduct for women through which they can protect themselves from sexual violence. The interpretations are unnecessary when the law itself is clear(AP)
The law does not discriminate against a woman making choices in a marriage, nor does it lay down any code of conduct for women through which they can protect themselves from sexual violence. The interpretations are unnecessary when the law itself is clear(AP)

Respect women’s autonomy

UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:46 PM IST
A court ruling that not wearing accoutrements of matrimony invalidates marriage is a step in the wrong direction
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Actor Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh requested guests to donate to a charity they supported which has now become an accepted form of gifting(Photo: Instagram/deepikapadukone)
Actor Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh requested guests to donate to a charity they supported which has now become an accepted form of gifting(Photo: Instagram/deepikapadukone)

New-age wedding gifts: Registries, e-vouchers, charity and more

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:27 PM IST
Wedding planners and experts from the online gifting industry reveal that couples are shifting from typical gifting and cash, and moving to gifts cards, charity, travel experiences and wedding registries.
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Naxal cadre in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on February 4, 2010.(Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook)
Naxal cadre in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on February 4, 2010.(Tribhuvan Tiwari/Outlook)

Excerpt: Nightmarch by Alpa Shah

By Alpa Shah | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:57 AM IST
In 2010, Alpa Shah, dressed as a man in military fatigues set out on a seven-night march with a naxal platoon. While her book looks at dispossession and the conflict at the heart of India, this excerpt also reveals how upper caste leaders police the relationships of tribal foot soldiers
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File picture of Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)
File picture of Virat Kohli(Action Images via Reuters)

Virat Kohli finds support in Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag over ‘leave India’ comment

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Former Indian captain Virender Sehwag believed that everyone has the right to speak their mind and it should not be blown out of proportion.
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Virat Kohli has been in the news for criticising a fan on his official app.(Reuters)
Virat Kohli has been in the news for criticising a fan on his official app.(Reuters)

Mohammad Kaif comes to Virat Kohli’s defence after ‘leave India’ remark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 04:09 PM IST
Virat Kohli has been defended by former India batsman and newly appointed assistant coach of Delhi Daredevils Mohammad Kaif who says Kohli’s remark has been taken out of context.
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India's Virat Kohli during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli during the press conference.(Action Images via Reuters)

Virat Kohli’s ‘leave India’ comment: CoA to look into controversy after backlash

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) said that they would look into the controversial video after Virat Kohli faced a lot of backlash for his comments.
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Virat Kohli gestures towards team mates during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match.(AFP)
Virat Kohli gestures towards team mates during the third one day international (ODI) cricket match.(AFP)

Virat Kohli issues statement after backlash over ‘leave India’ remark to cricket fan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 08:04 AM IST
Virat Kohli’s response sparked a huge controversy among the social media users with the majority criticising the Indian cricket team skipper for his comment.
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