Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
exit_to_app
Why this silence when freedoms are taken away
access_time 2021-02-24T15:29:20+05:30
Towards a digital emergency?
access_time 2021-02-27T14:50:41+05:30
Is privatisation really good for India?
access_time 2021-02-26T15:06:44+05:30
A salutary judgement for democracy
access_time 2021-02-25T11:37:19+05:30
The slaughter of democracy in Puducherry
access_time 2021-02-24T11:27:21+05:30
DEEP READ
Towards a digital emergency?
access_time 2021-02-27T14:50:41+05:30
The slaughter of democracy in Puducherry
access_time 2021-02-24T11:27:21+05:30
Populist Fascism
access_time 2021-01-31T17:19:29+05:30
Media Freedom
access_time 2021-01-31T15:47:07+05:30
Sharjeel Imam
access_time 2021-01-30T15:19:40+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightBengaluru protests...

Bengaluru protests against proposed anti 'Love-Jihad' law

text_fields
bookmark_border
Bengaluru protests against proposed anti Love-Jihad law
cancel
camera_altOne of the protestors with a placard during the protest at Bengaluru

Bengaluru: As Karnataka contemplates passing a law to prevent the so called practice of Love Jihad, hundreds of protestors rose to stage a movement against this in Bengaluru on Tuesday, December 1.

The protest was held at Bangalore's Mysore Bank circle and was a joint venture of several organizations that pertain to the issues of Dalits, Muslims, women and the LGBTQ+ community.

The protestors gathered with placards bearing slogans like "Need Love Not Hate", "Love is not a crime" and "This is what democracy loves like" in a show of support for interfaith and inter-caste marriages. The protestors proceeded to speak about love and read poems with different experiences of love.

Many significant figures in India including famed historian Ramchandra Guha have criticized the idea of criminalizing 'Love Jihad'. He said that this attack on the freedom to love is part of a greater attack upon our individual freedoms. He further expressed, as many of the protestors did as well, that this idea curbs a woman's agency upon her decisions.

A page dedicated to the campaign against criminalization of interfaith and inter-caste love on twitter, @ourright2love has posted several videos documenting the protest and the many speakers there.

( reported by Mafazah Sharafuddin )

Show Full Article
TAGS:Bengaluru Love Jihad 
Next Story