Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicAnti-conversion law

Topic: anti-conversion law

Purification ritual, chants, and ‘caste by choice’ — different ways one converts to Hinduism

Former UP Shia Central Waqf Board chair Waseem Rizvi converted to Hinduism last week. Since Hinduism doesn't have a proselytism procedure, there are different rules for different schools.

UP couple tortured for Hindu-Muslim love moves on from miscarriage & jail, builds a happy life

Pinky & Rashid’s case is one of 11 under controversial UP anti-conversion law where police have filed a final report — signifying the closure of an investigation — due to lack of evidence.

1 year of UP anti-conversion law — 108 cases, chargesheet filed in 72, ‘lack of proof’ in 11

Within nine months of the UP ordinance being promulgated on 24 November 2020, at least 189 people had been arrested in connection with anti-conversion cases, police data shows.

‘Compels conversion, violates liberty’: Why Allahabad HC ripped into Special Marriage Act

Court was hearing petitions by 17 interfaith couples seeking protection from family and police harassment. It also gave rulings related to UP's anti-conversion law.

Christians cry foul as Karnataka House panel orders church ‘survey to check forced conversions’

Opposition MLAs allege decision of backward classes and minorities welfare committee was taken without any consultation, as BJP legislator defends move.

Gujarat High Court turns down state govt’s plea to modify order on anti-conversion law

The state govt was seeking rectification of Section 5 of the Gujarat Freedom Of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 which penalises forcible or fraudulent conversion through marriage.

SC makes MP, Himachal, Muslim body parties to plea against UP, Uttarakhand anti-conversion law

The apex court had earlier refused to stay the controversial laws, and issued notices to Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on two different petitions.

Yes, Constitution makers strongly debated conversion. But here’s what UP’s new law misses

Even while drafting India’s Constitution, members across political parties were concerned about the spectre of mass conversions in colonial India.

Bengal will also get anti-conversion law ‘when’ BJP comes to power — MP Home Minister Mishra

Narottam Mishra says he’ll speak to new CM after Bengal assembly polls in April-May to ensure religious conversion for marriage becomes a non-bailable offence.

16 anti-conversion law cases, key accused Muslims, but UP govt insists law is religion-neutral

UP’s anti-conversion law seems to have deepened communal fault lines and instilled fear among Muslims. Fringe Hindu Right-wing groups say the fear is ‘important’.

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