S A H A S 2018

Please join us to –
C E L E B R A T E—–L O V E!

#MeriZindagiMeraFaisla
#MyLifeMyChoice

 

S  A  H  A  S  (Strengthening Alliances for Humanity and Secularism)
Let’s –
Celebrate Our Diversity!
Embrace Our Differences!
Humanise Our Society!

Program Highlights:
* Street Theatre
* Solidarity Walk
* Photo Booth
* Remembering the Victims of Hate
* Panel Discussion: Breaking the Myth of Love Jihad
* Felication of Interfaith/Inter-caste Couples
* Release of Samvaad and Sahas Books
* Pledge for Humanity

Hindu Women, Muslim Men: Love Jihad and Conversions – By Prof. Charu Gupta, University of Delhi

The fake claim by the Hindu right that there is a “Love Jihad”organisation which is forcing Hindu women to convert to Islam through false expressions of love is similar to a campaign in the 1920s in north India against alleged “abductions”. Whether 1920 or 2009, Hindu patriarchal notions appear deeply entrenched in such campaigns: images of passive victimised Hindu women at the hands of inscrutable Muslims abound, and any possibility of women exercising their legitimate right to love and their right to choice is ignored.

Click on the link to read the history of #LoveJihad —

Hindu Women Muslim Men Love Jihad

Interfaith Marriages and Negotiated Spaces – An article by Shweta Verma and Neelam Sukhramani

A discourse on interfaith marriages in India at present involves diverse narratives ranging from opposition and resistance to acceptance. These alliances deserve greater focus in terms of their uniqueness, challenges as well as everyday negotiations that form part of their lives. Based on narratives of respondents from Dhanak, an organisation of inter-caste and interfaith couples, this article presents some domains of their lives and spaces being negotiated by them within their families. These domains include the issue of conversion, protecting identity, celebration of diversity and socialization of children, perceptions of themselves
vis-à-vis other families and parental outlook towards the alliance.

Click here to read the entire article: Interfaith Marriages and Negotiated Spaces

Dhanak welcomes you to Delhi!

Despite all efforts –

If you are unable to convince your family of your intent to marry the person of your choice

If you or your partner are fearful of being forced into a marriage with someone else

If you are fearful of honour crime

The Dhanak Organization welcomes you to Delhi. We are happy to provide  lodging/boarding and other necessary needs.

Dhanak stands for Right to Choice in Marriage/Relationship. Together, we will create the necessary social change!

अगर कोई व्यक्ति, तमाम कोशिशों के बावजूद , अपनी मर्ज़ी के साथी के साथ अपना विवाह करने के लिए, अपने परिवार को मना नहीं पाया और उसे अपनी या अपने साथी की जबरन किसी और से शादी या ऑनर क्राइम की आशंका हो, तो वह बेखौफ़ दिल्ली चला आए. धनक नामक संगठन उनके रहने-खाने और बाकी ज़रूरतों का ख़याल रखने में दिली ख़ुशी मिलेगी. धनक right to choice in marriage and relationship के ज़रिये सामाजिक बदलाव के हक़ में है…

Email: queries.dhanak.gmail.com

Ravish Kumar meets Dhanak members

Watch Ravish Kumar talk to Dhanak members on Valentine’s Day, 2017 about the various issues regarding Interfaith/Inter-caste marriages in India.
The show includes a candid conversation with parents of interfaith couples discussing their feelings about their son/daughter marrying someone from a different religion.

PrimeTime with Ravish Kumar Feb 14, 2017 धर्म , जाति से बाहर कितना मुश्किल है शादी करना ?