Sunday, November 02, 2014

Extremist Hindu Groups In India Using Violence To Prevent Hindu-Muslim Marriages

Today's New York Times carries an opinion piece on right-wing extremist Hindu groups in India that are using violence to stop marriages between Hindu women and Muslim men, saying in part:
right-wing politicians have used the boogeyman of love jihad in states with sizable Muslim populations like Gujarat and Maharashtra to present themselves as the protectors of Hindu virtue and win Hindu votes. Their behavior fit the descriptions of a hate crime, although no charges have ever been filed against them.