‘Love-Jihad’; Protection of Religious Proximity: An Indian Situation

Sahel Md Delabul Hossain, Seema Kumari Ladsaria, Rajni Singh



عشق پر زور نہیں، ہے یہ وه آتش 'غالب

Ishq par zor nahi, hai yeh woh atish Galib,

کہ لگائے نہ لگے اور بجھايے نہ بنے

Ke lagaye na, lage aur bujhaye na bane


Love is not in one’s control, this is that fire roused,

It cannot be willed or ignited, nor can it be doused (English Translation).


Love is choreography of contemplation and projection of emotion. The practice of love is discussed under various philosophical and theological reflections. Love offers wisdom (Sophia); however the conceptual understanding of love is influenced by the optional affair. The fundamental disposition of love is prompted by religion and sociological colour and shapes. Love-Jihad is new social weed that is nutritioned by the hectic politics of religion and trap for youth of Indian national under active political alliance. The paper attempts to study the genesis, and the repercussions of such movements on contemporary social structure. It also calls for the study the lineage of inter-faith marriages in India and the way it is gaining a new reference in the contemporary scenario.  The shift from the secularism oriented goal to the religion colored violence builds the platform to debate on the trust and reliance in a relationship as well as interrogates the authenticity of law to safeguard people from the upcoming challenges.



Love, Jihad, Politics, Religion, Fanaticism, Polarization.

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