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Kolkata: Public platform to ‘promote inter-faith marriages’

This platform had recently launched a campaign titled ‘Open A Door’ to create awareness about discrimination faced by members of minority communities while trying to find accommodation.

Hindu Samhati president Debtanu Bhattacharya said, “We don’t try to stop a marriage, but we campaign against love jihad…However, our campaign is restricted to only creating awareness… We do not break the law.” (Representational Image)

A civil society platform called ‘Sanhati Abhijan – Campaign for People’s Unity’ has decided to promote inter-faith marriages and provide support to inter-faith couples facing opposition from some religious groups.

Speaking to The Indian Express, a member of the platform, Kasturi Basu, said, “We will open a platform for couples who face such atrocities at the hands of religious outfits…We got reports that some organisations are preventing inter-faith marriages in Uttar Pradesh either by threats or by using force… If people here face such a situation, we will give them support and bring them justice.”

This platform had recently launched a campaign titled ‘Open A Door’ to create awareness about discrimination faced by members of minority communities while trying to find accommodation.

Hindu Samhati president Debtanu Bhattacharya said, “We don’t try to stop a marriage, but we campaign against love jihad…However, our campaign is restricted to only creating awareness… We do not break the law.”