#Love Jihad

17 January.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Naseeruddin Shah is married to Ratna Pathak Shah. (Photo Credit: Facebook/ Naserruddin Shah)

  • 'We have taught our children about every religion,' Shah said
  • Shah said his mother was completely against the idea of changing one's religion
  • He said he is 'really furious with the way divisions are being created'

7 January.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
224 senior citizens comprising retired judges, former IAS, IPS, have hailed Yogi Adityanath for taking a decisive step “to uphold the dignity of women." (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • 104 retired IAS officers and other civil servants shot off a letter to UP CM Yogi Adityanath to scrap the controversial love-jihad law
  • Another set of 224 senior citizens comprising retired judges, former IAS, IPS have got together to back the chief minister
  • A former Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Yogendra Narain was roped in to oppose the former bureaucrats

26 December 2020.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nearly a dozen FIRs have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 was notified in November (Photo Credit: Representational Image/unsplash)

  • The first such case was registered in Bareilly, a day after the ordinance was notified
  • The law provides for a jail term of up to 10 years
  • The onus to prove that conversion has not been done forcibly will lie on accused and convert

26 December 2020.Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a special state Cabinet meeting on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Conversion through marriage or other fraudulent means will draw a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh
  • The bill will now be presented in the state Assembly
  • Any person willing to convert will need to apply before the district administration two months prior

24 December 2020.Uttar Pradesh, India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being presented with a memento during a meeting with Producer Pahlaj Nihalani, in Lucknow. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • For Uttar Pradesh, the defining image of 2020 could very well be the 'bhoomi pujan' in Ayodhya
  • Uttar Pradesh also a gory gang-rape that shook the entire nation
  • COVID-19 still remains the biggest challenge of the year for the Uttar Pradesh government

16 December 2020.Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
The 22-year-old alleged that she was given drugs at Meerut's district hospital. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • I was given an injection and I started bleeding, the woman said
  • The hospital has denied all the allegations, saying the drugs were given to stop the bleeding
  • Her husband was arrested by the police on December 6 under Uttar Pradesh’s new anti-conversion law

5 December 2020.Madhya Pradesh, India
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a meeting on Saturday to discuss the proposed law. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Under the proposed law, no person in the state will be able to convert anyone directly
  • A person involved in converting another person will be prosecuted
  • Blood relatives, including parents of victims of such religious conversion, can file complaint

4 December 2020
Despite active consent from both families, the police insisted in the incident that the two sides must get formal permission of the district magistrate. (Photo: PTI)

  • 24 hours after the incident, top bureaucrats of the state feigned ignorance about the incident
  • Both families have appeared terrorized enough to not speak to media
  • Lucknow police acted on a complaint by a self-styed Hindutva body called Rashtriya Yuva Vahini

3 December 2020.Madhya Pradesh, India
Shivraj Singh Chouhan fired a warning at those plotting religious conversions.(Photo credit: Office of Shivraj/Twitter)

  • If someone tries to do anything disgusting with our daughters, then I'll break you, said Chouhan
  • If someone plots religious conversion you will be destroyed, Chouhan said
  • On November 26, Haryana announced a three-member drafting committee on 'love jihad'

29 November 2020.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, flanked by BJP Telangana leaders, holds a sword during a public meeting, ahead of GHMC elections in Hyderabad. (Photo Credit: PTI Photo)

  • The case was registered at the Devarniyan police station in Bareilly district
  • A resident of Sharif Nagar village registered the case against Uvaish Ahmed
  • The UP Governor on Saturday gave assent to Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance