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Why interfaith marriage in India is getting dangerous

Citing archaic "anti-conversion" laws, right-wing Hindu groups are working to prevent marriages between Indian Hindus and Muslims.

Some couples have faced violence and death threats.

  • Murali Krishnan
  • DW

Interfaith marriages in India have been a sensitive issue for many years, with authorities and Hindu right-wing organizations disrupting weddings between Hindus and Muslims under so-called “anti-conversion” laws.

In one incident two years ago, Indian police stopped an interfaith marriage in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh despite the consent of both families.

Before the ceremony could begin, a police team intervened following a complaint by a…

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