8 Jun 2022

India’s ‘Love Jihad’ conspiracy theory

How falling in love with the wrong person can ruin your life. 

Many Muslims in India say they are experiencing a wave of persecution as Hindu extremists carry out a campaign of intimidation to stop interfaith marriages between Hindus and Muslims.

Violence waged by mobs who believe Muslims are tricking Hindu women into marriage as an attempt to turn India into a Muslim republic.

India’s Hindu nationalist government say they oppose violence and the BJP say that they have introduced laws in response to a particular kind of crime of which a large number of instances have been reported.  In these cases, Muslim men have misrepresented their name and religion to marry women of other faiths, thereafter revealing their true identities and coercing their wives to covert their religion.

But critics say are actually designed to stamp out interfaith marriages.

We speak to Mandakini Gahlot, our reporter and her producer in India about how falling in love with the wrong person can ruin your life.

Sources: One India, Times Now.

Producer: Joe Lord-Jones.


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