Stemming from this “full of hatred” practice, the India Love Project wants to share more of the real interreligious marriages, caste and status with the public.
These love stories are written concisely, concise, about couples who believe that love is not limited by the laws of man.
On October 28, the first story was published, about the “natural history” of the parents of the Venkatraman project co-founder – Mr. S Venkatraman, a Hindu believer and Bakhtawar Master, a Parsi.
Since then, each day the project regularly shares a love story. After only 2 weeks, the account attracted more than 7,300 followers.
Rupa, a Hindu woman, wrote about her mother’s first reaction when she announced she wanted to befriend Razi Abdi – a Muslim.
“Then one day she will say‘ talaq, talaq, talaq ’and chase me out there,” Rupa’s mother protested firmly. She worries about the practice of an immediate oral divorce that does not require the passage of law in Islam that affects her daughter.
“But, when my parents met Razi and realized what a wonderful person he was, their skepticism faded away,” Rupa said.
To date, Rupa and Razi have been together for 30 years and have two grown sons. They celebrate both Muslim and Hindu family holidays.
In a recent post, Tanvir Aeijaz, a Muslim, shared about her marriage to Vineeta Sharma, a Hindu.
When the couple just welcomed their daughter’s birth, the people around them repeatedly asked them questions such as: Naming the child according to Hinduism or Islam? What religion will their daughter follow when she grows up?
“People put too much expectation on our marriage. They believed I would change the beliefs of my wife and daughter, but I didn’t. They are disappointed when they realize that this is true love, not ‘love jihad’ as they wanted ”, he recalls.
TM journalist Veeraraghav also shared a similar view. Talking about his 15-year marriage to his Hindu wife, he asserted that religion or belief did not matter.
“I keep a vegetarian diet, she still eats her favorite lamb. Our son can eat anything, ”he said.
During the 22 years of marriage, the couple faced numerous barriers from family, friends and society. However, Manjil still insists “being close to Jain is the best thing she has ever done”.
“How can you run from love? My husband is a kind person, has a kind heart, behaves politely, is intelligent, shares the same opinion as me in many things and loves me immensely. I couldn’t break up with Jain just because he prayed for another god”, she said.