Baat Kijiye Saath Dijiye

Dalit Man Killed Allegedly by Pregnant Wife’s Vaishya Family in Telangana

The strongest opposition to interfaith/inter-caste marriages comes from the parents of a couple. Parents can go to any extent to stop their adult children from, or for, marrying a person of their choice.

Clearly, this is a case of domestic violence.
Due to social conditioning and the non-questioning approach towards elders, the female in the relationship looks towards an amicable relationship with her parents.

The majority of requests received by DHANAK is from females seeking help to talk to her parents and convince them of her alliance.

As part of Dhanak’s ongoing campaign, “Baat Kijiye Saath Dijiye”; to form a society based on human values, we propose to form a team consisting of parents and sympathizers. The purpose is to, 1. educate and make parents aware of their children’s Right To Choose and, 2. discuss the methods of intervention.

 

 

Fighting For Interfaith Couples Whose Marriages Are Attacked As ‘Love Jihad’

Asif Iqbal and Ranu Kulsreshtha are co-founders of Dhanak, an organisation that helps interfaith and inter-caste couples register their marriage through Special Marriage Act (SMA), 1954. Members of Dhanak explain how the SMA, which allows Indians to marry irrespective of religious differences, has certain provisions that can endanger the privacy and safety of couples who are often already targets of self-proclaimed moral brigades.

Dhanak, whose network includes nearly 800 interfaith couples, assumes greater relevance in India’s current political climate where inter-faith couples are harassed in the name of ‘love-jihad’.

By Moniza Hafizee