Karnataka Hindutva vigilante doxxes interfaith couples (The News Minute)

The law requires that marriages of interfaith couples be announced publicly, leaving them vulnerable to targeting.

Screenshots of the tweets

By TNM Staff

A right-wing activist has shared pictures of marriage notices of interfaith couples — whose names suggest that the women might be Hindu — on X, making claims of “love jihad”. The notices reveal the names and addresses of the couples-to-be, making them vulnerable to targeting. 

Civil society group Bahutva Karnataka on Sunday, March 24 drew the attention of the Karnataka Police to a post by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti state spokesperson Mohan Gowda, with pictures of marriage notices of a couple from Mysuru, along with claims of “love jihad”. 

All the couples have applied to register under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, which allows couples to marry without changing their religion. However, under Section 6 of the Act, it is mandatory for the government to put up a notice for a period of 30 days and under Section 7 people can file objections to the intended marriage. These provisions make couples vulnerable.

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