About Us

Our organization is a support/advocacy group for people who are in or entering an interfaith marriage/alliance. We address issues related to such alliances.

We advocate policy/legislative changes required to overcome the technical obstacles faced in interfaith / inter-caste marriages, children and their religious identity.

We address stereotypes, myths, and misconceptions that exist in our society associated with such relationships by holding dialogue and discussions about communalism, religious intolerance and related issues.

OUR MISSION AND VALUES

Dhanak of Humanity is working to promote Right to Choice in Marriage or Relationships, and ending Honour Based Crime.

  • We are guided by our commitment to embrace the value of: Diversity, Equality, Inclusiveness and Respect
  • We strive to create an open space for promoting dialogue, learning, growing and contributing
  • We have zero-tolerance for any form of violence and fundamentalism

OUR VISION

We envision a world in which every person has the freedom of personal choice in matters of marriage or relationships.

OUR STORY

Dhanak is an Urdu word for rainbow, which is a beautiful yet rare phenomenon. Similarly, interfaith/caste marriages are not common in our society. Just as rich colours get together to complete a rainbow, we believe that the differences in our religious backgrounds are like different hues that add to the richness of our lives. Not only can we co-exist, we can also enhance life’s quality thanks to the diversity that comes along due to the differences in our religious identities.

Our journey began in 2005 when a few interfaith couples decided to get together with the intention to form a forum which we decided to name as Dhanak. The idea was to help people with similar backgrounds to come together and form a support structure for each other at small group & individual levels. More importantly, we wanted to counter the spread of communalism in the society.

We believe that differences in religious backgrounds bring with it some unique issues and experiences, and we understand these well. We are confident that there are many such people who believe strongly in our vision and wish to be a part of it and support it.

We invite all to join us as “Friends of Dhanak”. Dhanak also looks forward to being associated as “Networking Partners” with likeminded groups and organizations that share Dhanak’s overall perspective of universal peace & harmony.

21 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hello,
    Sir my name is MAYANK ..i m form amreli gujrat.
    I love her so much but she’s parents are not agree.
    I want you will help me ,
    please sir help

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  2. Hey my names is monika i m hindu n want to marry a Christian guy my parents r not agreeing at all we r in relationship since 5 yrs nw n want to get married at earliest but because of my father i m waiting in case he agrees so incase u cn help me in ths plz i really need ur help n i dnt knw hw u ppl wrk also i just came to knw abt ur ngo thru you tube so plz reply n help thnk u

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  3. Sir can you please tell that how do you work…??
    My parents thinking are very orthodox..??
    Can anybody from Dhanak do a counselling with the parents??

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  4. Sir can you please tell that how do you work…??
    My parents thinking are very orthodox..??
    Can anybody from Dhanak do a counselling with the parents??

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    • Dear Kushal….we do talk to parents but, after the couple marry and wishes to resume the relationship….however, before the marriage….an each individual has to deal with their parents….if, they don’t agree with you then..our intervention is futile….please fill the required details in the form at “contact us” on webpage dhanak.info

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    • Dear Ajay,

      We would need some details regarding you and your partner. Please share your age, city, profession and the challenge/issue/s . We can extend any suggestions /advice only after a complete understanding of the situation.

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  5. Dear Dhanak Members,
    Congratulations for your wonderful act of kindness that too without any selfish motive.
    I found you on YouTube while struggling for my relationship.
    Desperately need ur help. M a well settled gal and in a relationship with a boy in same profession. We were knowing each other since last 13years and in committed relationship since 6years. His parents are agree for our marriage but mine are not.
    Need u to have a dialogue for convincing my parents.
    Waiting for ur reply.

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  6. I was strolling through internet pages for inter religious love marriage because i too am suffering from the similar situation. Meanwhile i found your video with ndtv prime time, i just want to thankyou for your work. You are doing a great job! If required i would take help from you in near future.

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