Dhanak welcomes you to Delhi!

Despite all efforts –

If you are unable to convince your family of your intent to marry the person of your choice

If you or your partner are fearful of being forced into a marriage with someone else

If you are fearful of honour crime

The Dhanak Organization welcomes you to Delhi. We are happy to provide  lodging/boarding and other necessary needs.

Dhanak stands for Right to Choice in Marriage/Relationship. Together, we will create the necessary social change!

अगर कोई व्यक्ति, तमाम कोशिशों के बावजूद , अपनी मर्ज़ी के साथी के साथ अपना विवाह करने के लिए, अपने परिवार को मना नहीं पाया और उसे अपनी या अपने साथी की जबरन किसी और से शादी या ऑनर क्राइम की आशंका हो, तो वह बेखौफ़ दिल्ली चला आए. धनक नामक संगठन उनके रहने-खाने और बाकी ज़रूरतों का ख़याल रखने में दिली ख़ुशी मिलेगी. धनक right to choice in marriage and relationship के ज़रिये सामाजिक बदलाव के हक़ में है…

Contact us at: 87501 57676

Ravish Kumar meets Dhanak members

Watch Ravish Kumar talk to Dhanak members on Valentine’s Day, 2017 about the various issues regarding Interfaith/Inter-caste marriages in India.
The show includes a candid conversation with parents of interfaith couples discussing their feelings about their son/daughter marrying someone from a different religion.

PrimeTime with Ravish Kumar Feb 14, 2017 धर्म , जाति से बाहर कितना मुश्किल है शादी करना ?

आप सभी दोस्तों को धनक का सबरंगी सलाम!

धनक प्यार करने वाले दो व्यक्तियों को मिलाने का काम करता है…इस काम मे बहुत जोख़िम और रोमांच दोनों ही शुमार है….अक्सर प्रेमी जोड़ों को अपने परिवार या सामाज के ठेकेदारों के जुल्म से बचने के लिए, कुछ समय के लिए छुपना पड़ता है…इसलिए धनक आप सब से मदद की अपील करता है…

धनक का अपना कोई ऑफिस नहीं है…इसलिए, जो मित्र इन ज़रूरतमंद प्रेमी जोड़ों को २-३ दिनों का आश्रय दे सकतें हैं, वो अपनी रजामंदी फ़ोन संख्या 8750157676 या dhanak4humanity@gmail.com पर लिखें…

SAHAS 2017 – In the News! – Update

UPDATE – Dhanak will be on air at 92.7 Big FM on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at:

  • 9:00 AM all over India
  • 10:00 AM in Delhi

Media coverage from Dhanak’s event (SAHAS-2017) on February 14, 2017. Click on the links below to view/read –

With Ravish Kumar’s Show on Primetime NDTV

Read the write-up by Ravish Kumar

Times Of India article by Avijit Ghosh

Navbharat Times article by Avijit Ghosh

SAHAS – 2017: Programme

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1:00 – 3:00 PM

♥ Peace March
♥ Street Theater Performanceflourish1

3:00 – 6:00 PM

♥ Welcome note by the President of Dhanak of Humanity
♥ Representatives from various social organizations share views
♥ Recognition of couples in mixed relationships and their parents
♥ Speech by Sh. Ravish Kumar (schedule permitting)
♥ Challenges of Honor Crimes
♥ Keynote address
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6:00 – 8:00 PM

♥ Tea
♥ Celebrating Love and Humanity by couples and individuals

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8:00 PM onward

♥ Dinner

Press Conference Against Honour Crime

CHAYAN, a national consortium of social organizations working on the issues of Right to Choose in Marriage/Relationship, has organized a press conference on 13th Feb 2017, 3.30 PM, at Indian Women’s Press Corps, Ashoka Road, New Delhi.

Sh. Asif Iqbal, Sh. Avinash Patil, Smt. Nilam Katara and other members of CHAYAN will speak on:
1. The pressing need of law against honour crime and forced marriage, and
2. Seeking policy changes

The speakers will recommend essential systemic changes in prevalent rules and practices, related to marriage registration. The press conference is being organized with the consideration that implementation of proposed recommendations by the government will help various couples who wish to practice the right to choose in their marriage.

Member Organizations of CHAYAN:
1. DHANAK, a Delhi based organization of interfaith/caste couples
2. Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti working against superstitions and for promotion of scientific temperament in society
3. Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives, a Lucknow based organization working on advocacy and gender rights
4. Navodaya Lok Chetna Sangathan from Baghpat
5. MSS from Banaras
6. Parivartan Jan Andolan from Bihar
7. Awadh People’s Forum from Faizabad
8. Gharelu Kamgar Hitkari Sangathan
Asif Iqbal
Co-founder of DHANAK (General Secretary)
(Phone # 8750157676)
Avinash Patil
Maharashtra Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti
(Phone # 9422790610)

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Did you know?

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Inter-caste couples (स्वर्ण और दलित /आदिवासी) can get an incentive of Rs.50,000/- from government for their marriage…

Come and learn more about this at SAHAS (साहस) on 14th Feb, 2017 (2:00 – 8:00 PM) at Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi…