Finding ‘Jihad’ in ‘Love’: Back Our Ground Reports From UP & Delhi

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Not just Uttar Pradesh, but several BJP-led states have promised to bring in a law to control what they call the menace of ‘love jihad’.
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Is ‘love jihad’ really a conspiracy of love or against it? Does the new law in Uttar Pradesh stand the test of constitutional validity? Are India’s youth being radicalised against interfaith marriages?

I, Asmita Nandy, am travelling across Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Haryana to bring to you the reality of lies, intimidation, and politics behind ‘love jihad’.

We have found a deep nexus between Right-wing groups, police, and politicians who are harassing young couples in India – in the name of faith.

At the same time, as the law is challenged in constitutional courts, we are tracking how vigilantism and harassment of couples continue to play out on the ground.

But, ground reports are expensive; journalism is expensive. We urge you to back our project by BECOMING A MEMBER. Help us reach our target of Rs 3.61 lakh – the amount we need to carry out this special project.

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