BajrangDal scuttles inter-faith marriage reception

Bajrang Dal workers and activists of some right wing Hindu groups on Friday forced a newly-married inter-faith couple in Moradabad to call off their wedding reception despite 50 of the protesters being detained, police said. Bajrang Dal workers alleged that this was a case of “love jihad” since the woman was a Hindu and the man a Muslim. “Love jihad”, a term coined by right-wingers, is the alleged effort by Muslim men in targeting women belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. The protestors said they would not allow the wedding reception at the venue and also demanded that the couple be ousted from the apartment. Superintendent of Police Moradabad, Amit Singh, however, said the couple had nothing to be afraid of. “Protesters have been detained. Police protection will be given to the couple and the function can be held. They (couple) can go ahead with their wedding reception,” he said.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :The police have detained 50 such volunteers, following which hundreds of their supporters and associates gathered outside the police lines where they had been kept in custody, demanding their release. Current status Not known
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Date of incident: February 14, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Inter-religious marriage / elopement / affair
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Bajrang Dal Activists
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Moradabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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