Love in the time of... http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32695/all en India: 'Love Commandos' fight back against honor killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130213/india-love-commandos-honor-killings-love-marriages-valentines-day <p>NEW DELHI &mdash; Forbidden love is blooming in India. But so is war. And the &ldquo;Love Commandos&rdquo; are fighting on the front lines. &ldquo;Today, on our heads there is a bounty of around 20 lakh rupees [$40,000] from different khap panchayats,&rdquo; said Love Commandos&#39; founder Sanjoy Sachdeva, referring to the illegal village councils that are notorious for sanctioning the so-called &ldquo;honor killings&rdquo; of young couples who violate social taboos to marry across caste lines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/130213/india-love-commandos-honor-killings-love-marriages-valentines-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Love in the time of... Want to Know World Religion India Health Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:01:49 +0000 Jason Overdorf 5754750 at http://www.globalpost.com