Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP

Love Jihad: a Muslim bogeyman in Indian states’ interfaith marriage laws

  • Five states say they plan to legislate against a practice in which Muslim men take Hindu wives to convert them
  • Critics say there is no evidence of such behaviour and that the move is an escalation of the BJP’s anti-Muslim rhetoric

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Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
Indian United Hindu Front activists protest against 'Love Jihad' in New Delhi. Photo: AFP
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