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RIGHT TO CHOOSE AND POLITICS OF ‘LOVE JEHAD’

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ANHAD is organizing a press conference tomorrow on August 28, 2014 at 12 noon at IWPC, 5, Windsor Place, New Delhi.

We are quite alarmed at the way the right wing is using ‘Love Jihad’ to polarize people and spread hatred between communities.

The term ‘Love Jihad’ is being used as a dangerous weapon. Messages on whatsApp and face book are flying and relating the phenomenon as an international conspiracy of the Muslims. Communal politics, communal violence all over uses women’s bodies as the site of contestation and community honour. Women’s sexuality is sought to be controlled as they are seen as the repository of culture, values, faith and honour.

Such campaigns against inter-religion, inter-caste marriages are not only against the spirit of a diverse and plural society they also aim to control women’s sexuality and polarise the society along communal lines for electoral and political purposes.

The speakers at the press conference will speak about different aspects of “RIGHT TO CHOOSE AND POLITICS OF ‘LOVE JEHAD”.

Speakers include: Vrinda Grover, Jagmati Sangwan (AIDWA), Annie Raja(NFIW), Manisha Bhalla( researcher) & Teesta Setalvad( social activist).

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