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Love in the time of bigotry

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Amid heckling by ultraconservative sections of the Hindu and Muslim Right and harassment by the police, youngsters hugged and kissed in public to declare to the whole world that they are here to challenge moral fascism.



 

>Love in the time of bigotry

It seemed the protest would end without so much as a public hug but, the "kiss of love" campaigners surprised everyone with a display of affection leaving behind some iconic images of a new daring.

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>Make love, not ‘jihad’

Though marriage between Hindus and Muslim is not new in the region, “love jihad,” a term coined by the Sangh Parivar to paint courtship of Hindu girls by Muslim boys as a ploy for conversion, is vitiating the social environment and fuelling communal tensions.

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>Conservatism or cultural hypocrisy?

The extreme response of right-wing groups to young people ex-pressing love in public has ignited a debate on cultural hypocrisy.

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>Slideshow: And then they kissed...

Images of protests and counter-protests at various venues across India.

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