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The law was promulgated about a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women. (HT Photo)

Supreme Court to examine laws against unlawful conversion in UP, Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Issuing notice on two separate petitions challenging the laws, a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, refused to order stay.
Wajid Khan died in May.
Wajid Khan died in May.

Wajid Khan’s wife Kamalrukh says he threatened to divorce her in 2014, was living separately: ‘Last few days of his life were very sad’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 08:27 AM IST
The late Wajid Khan’s wife, Kamalrukh, has said in a new interview that they had been living separately since 2014, after he threatened her with divorce. She had earlier accused his family of pressuring her to convert.
The families were asked to apply for permission to conduct an interfaith marriage from the district magistrate.(ANI (Representative Image))
The families were asked to apply for permission to conduct an interfaith marriage from the district magistrate.(ANI (Representative Image))

Families keep low profile as cops stop interfaith wedding

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:02 AM IST
Police intervened in the matter on a complaint by activists of a hardline Hindu outfit, though it was a consensual union acceptable to the families of the 21-year-old Hindu woman and the 24-year-old Muslim man, citing violation of a new law in Uttar Pradesh against forced and dishonest religious conversions.
While a bunch of states already have laws in place that make conversion through inducement, coercion or deception an offence that invites a jail term as well as a fine, the Sangh wants states to frame laws that specifically deal with conversion through interfaith(File photo for representation)
While a bunch of states already have laws in place that make conversion through inducement, coercion or deception an offence that invites a jail term as well as a fine, the Sangh wants states to frame laws that specifically deal with conversion through interfaith(File photo for representation)

RSS push for law on interfaith marriage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 05:19 AM IST
After four BJP-ruled states declared their intent to frame laws to prevent religious conversions through coercion or deception in marriage, the party’s ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), is exerting pressure on other states to bar the practice they have dubbed “love jihad”.
Bajrang Dal workers in Moradabad forced a newly-married inter-faith couple in Moradabad to call off their wedding reception.(Representative image/HT Photo)
Bajrang Dal workers in Moradabad forced a newly-married inter-faith couple in Moradabad to call off their wedding reception.(Representative image/HT Photo)

Bajrang Dal scuttles inter-faith couple’s wedding reception in Moradabad

Hindustan Times, Bareilly | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The protestors said they would not allow the wedding reception at the venue and also demanded that the couple be ousted from the apartment in which they were living.
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