Since the Catholic Bishop of Pala in Kerala, Mar Joseph Kallarangatt, raised the issue of ‘love jihad’ and ‘narcotic jihad’, various groups have sprung into action taking sides. Since this concern has been voiced since 2018 on a few occasions, a well-meaning government has the responsibility to clear the air by establishing whether it is a bogey or part of an organised crime by groups within or outside the country. This article tries to bring home the need to build a reasoned public sphere in Kerala and elsewhere in India. (Read More)
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