Satyamev Jayate: Meet the Love Commandos
Posted on: 06:37 PM IST Jun 03, 2012
New Delhi: Thanks to Aamir Khan's TV show 'Satyamev Jayate', Love Commandos has become a familiar term for thousands of television viewers. Fifth episode of 'Satyamev Jayate' talked about the issue of honour killing in India. Sanjay Sachdev, chairman of Love Commandos was interviewed by Aamir during the show.
The name of this organisation sounds like a Bollywood film and they are the real heroes for many couples. In a scenario where a large section of society is still against love marriages, Love Commandos provide help to lovers. Established in 2010, it is a voluntary organisation having a national network of volunteers. The volunteers include lawyers, journalists and human right activists as well. They provide counseling to youngsters through their helpline. Apart from that, Love Commandos provide food, shelter, protection and legal assistance to the couples who tie the knot against their familys wish. They have seven shelters for lovers across India.Working with a motto of 'no more honour killings', Love Commandos was established by a group of friends with Harsh Malhotra as the chief coordinator. The organisation motivates couples to stand against the caste system. During the show Sanjay Sachdev said, "According to the Supreme Court, caste system is like a curse to our society. Inter-caste marriages can actually save our society from division. The entire society has to understand this."A few members of Khap Panchayat, who are strictly against love marriages, were also present in the studio. And Sachdev didnt fail to take dig at them as well. Sachdev added that even police officials consider love as a crime. Do you think having more organisations like Love Commandos can help in stopping honour killings?