Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAnti-conversion bill

Topic: anti-conversion bill

Attacks’ on Christian prayer meets continue in Karnataka after anti-conversion bill brought in

The Christian community has alleged that attacks on its members have risen since the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill was mooted in September.

Anti-conversion bill won’t be a law in Karnataka yet, BJP says ‘don’t have enough numbers’

Congress single-largest party in Legislative Council. BJP looks to stitch up simple majority in January 2022, when new members take oath.

Karnataka assembly passes anti-conversion bill by voice vote amid Oppn protest

CM Bommai described the bill as 'legal & constitutional', and said it is an open secret that RSS is committed to anti-conversion.

Christian shrine ‘vandalised’ in Karnataka while assembly discusses anti-conversion bill

A shrine in Susai Palya village, which houses a statue of St Antony, was allegedly pelted with stones Thursday. Chikkaballapur police have filed an FIR against ‘unknown’ persons.

Karnataka tehsildar transferred days after his report refutes BJP MLA’s forced conversion claims

District administration says no connection between report and transfer order. MLA Gulihatti Shekhar’s alleges Hosadurga tehsildar Y. Thippeswamy’s report on forced conversion is 'all lies'. 

Majority want anti-conversion law, no one needs to fear harassment, says Karnataka CM Bommai

In an interview with ThePrint, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai discusses the controversial anti-conversion bill, the 'bitcoin scam', and BJP’s performance in MLC polls.

Why a ‘campaign against conversion’ in Karnataka has reignited Veerashaiva-Lingayat divide

On 15 November, All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha wrote to office-bearers to 'check' religious conversions and assist in 'bringing back' those who have converted to other faiths.

Rejection of anti-forced conversion bill a good example of the ‘Talibanisation’ of Pakistan

Some 1,000 girls, primarily Hindus, are forced to convert each year. These conversions can involve abduction, rape, violence, human trafficking and extortion.

On Camera

YourTurn

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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