Jason OverdorfFebruary 14, 2013 06:01
NEW DELHI — Forbidden love is blooming in India. But so is war. And the “Love Commandos” are fighting on the front lines. “Today, on our heads there is a bounty of around 20 lakh rupees [$40,000] from different khap panchayats,” said Love Commandos' founder Sanjoy Sachdeva, referring to the illegal village councils that are notorious for sanctioning the so-called “honor killings” of young couples who violate social taboos to marry across caste lines.