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Love_Commandos
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The Love Commandos are an voluntary organization in India dedicated to helping India’s lovebirds who want to marry for love, opting for a "love marriage" instead of an "arranged marriage" arranged by their parents according to their Jāti under the Indian Cast System, religion and economic status. The fledgling organization is run out of a cave-like room in a congested neighbourhood in inner-city New Delhi. These voluntary commandos have no formal structure, no operating budget, no fancy uniform. It is a national network of volunteers who are united by a fierce frustration with the fact that resistance to love marriages remains pervasive in modernizing India in every social and religious community – and often leads to threats, mental, verbal or physical abuse and violence leading up to "honour killings" or suicides by couples in love. Their work involves advising young couples on their rights, and how to deal with police.[1]
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Love Commandos Chairman Sanjoy Sachdev, along with the main investigating officer Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police Tejinder Luthra participated in ❝Agenda❞ on NDTV 24x7 TV channel at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 20-Nov-2014, speaking on the issue of “Horror Killing” in Delhi. General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, Asha Kotwal was also part of the discussion.

DU student Bhawna Yadav (21) and Abhishek Seth (24) got married on 12-Nov-2014. Bhawna's family hailed from Rajasthan, while Abhishek comes from a Punjabi family. For Bhawna's parents, it was unacceptable that their daughter would marry someone outside the community. This infuriated them, and Bhawna's mother wanted her to end the marriage. But Bhawna was adamant, which acted as a trigger. And the parents ended up killing their daughter.

#IStandWithLove ・ #StopHonorKilling ・ #SaveLove ・ #LoveCommandos ・ #MissionLove

(This video was captured from "NDTV 24X7" TV channel on 20-Nov-2014 at 7:00 PM in India.)

Love Commandos is a voluntary organization in India dedicated to helping India's lovebirds who want to marry for love. We provide assistance in protecting couples, helping them fight harassment and giving them shelter so they can marry freely.
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The Shakespearean tale of the feuding families of Montagues and Capulets is a beautiful love-story for some people, but for young couples in India it is cruel reality that they have to live in.

Narender Singh’s cousin Banoj dreamed of nothing but a life of happiness when he married his childhood sweetheart Babli in 2007.

That dream came to a brutal end, however, when the couple were abducted and killed by Babli’s own family.

“They chased after the bus they were on and forced it to stop. They took Banoj and Babli to the village, tied them up in a field and beat them to death,” Narender Singh told the story of his cousin.

The case has put the spotlight on the traditional system of clan councils, which do not allow people from the same sub-caste to marry, as it is seen as akin to incest.

“Children are born with physical and mental problems,” Ghatwala clan chief Baljeet Singh Malik explained. “We also say do not marry within the same village. After all, a village was established by one ancestor along with his brothers. Many generations have followed since, and we are all related by blood.”

However, more and more people are defying tradition to be with the ones they love.

Parveen and Minakshi Sanghwan knew that when they eloped last May their marriage would be met with hostility, but they never imagined Minakshi’s father would try to kill them.

“He is unhappy just because Minakshi married someone of her own choice. He keeps threatening us. Last November, he got Minakshi’s brother to lead a knife attack on us. Minakshi was hurt; they even put a noose around her neck. Somehow we managed to escape,” Parveen Sanghwan remembered.

India is a secular democracy which prides itself on the rule of law. Yet it is in its villages that the age-old traditions are coming into conflict with these modern aspirations. And the decisions being taken there are being taken mostly be men, and it is their writ that rules.

In order to remain within the law, the clan councils now want the law itself changed, and are putting pressure on local politicians.

“The law has been around only since 1955, but our customs and traditions are much older, and have been around for centuries. It is important that we do not marry within our caste or our mother’s caste. To reflect this reality, the Hindu Marriage Act should be changed,” Baljeet Singh Malik said.

The clans are a sizeable voting bloc, so political parties are wary of losing their votes. Yet any sign of the state giving in to this brutal tradition will not come as good news to Parveen and Minakshi, who still live in constant fear.

“We are forced to hide like criminals in our own home. There are four more family members living with us. While we both sleep, my father-in-law and brother-in-law take turns to remain awake just in case my own father tries to attack us at night,” Minakshi Sanghwan said.

The plight of a young married couple clearly means nothing in rural India, a place still deeply entrenched in tradition.
 
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A group of Indian men are tackling the problem of honor killings in the country by protecting those who have married against their families' wishes. A newly-formed helpline called Love Commandos is taking calls from distraught couples.
 
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From: Love_Commandos
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Help is now at hand for couples who fear for their lives after marrying against the wishes of their family.
 
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Added: 283 weeks, 6 days
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Love Commandos Chairman Sanjoy Sachdev, along with the main investigating officer Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police Tejinder Luthra participated in ❝Agenda❞ on NDTV 24x7 TV channel at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 20-Nov-2014, speaking on the issue of “Horror Killing” in Delhi. General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, Asha Kotwal was also part of the discussion.

DU student Bhawna Yadav (21) and Abhishek Seth (24) got married on 12-Nov-2014. Bhawna's family hailed from Rajasthan, while Abhishek comes from a Punjabi family. For Bhawna's parents, it was unacceptable that their daughter would marry someone outside the community. This infuriated them, and Bhawna's mother wanted her to end the marriage. But Bhawna was adamant, which acted as a trigger. And the parents ended up killing their daughter.

#IStandWithLove ・ #StopHonorKilling ・ #SaveLove ・ #LoveCommandos ・ #MissionLove

(This video was captured from "NDTV 24X7" TV channel on 20-Nov-2014 at 7:00 PM in India.)

Love Commandos is a voluntary organization in India dedicated to helping India's lovebirds who want to marry for love. We provide assistance in protecting couples, helping them fight harassment and giving them shelter so they can marry freely.
 
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Added: 134 weeks, 4 days
From: Love_Commandos
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Interview of Mr. Harsh Malhotra, Chief Coordinator, Love Commandos by Radio Mirchi on 09-Feb-2015.

Love Commandos is a voluntary organization in India dedicated to helping India's lovebirds who want to marry for love. We provide assistance in protecting couples, helping them fight harassment and giving them shelter so they can marry freely.


Email: helpline@lovecommandos.org
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#LoveCommandos ・ #MissionLove ・ #SaveLove ・ #NoForcedMarriages ・ #StopHonorKilling ・ #IStandWithLove
 
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