Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Conversion

MP man’s plea to free ‘wife’ from shelter lands him in dock as HC probes marriage, her ‘conversion’

Main question HC seeks to delve into is whether an Arya Samaj trust can convert a Muslim girl into a Hindu, and if yes, under which law. It also warned petitioner of policy enquiry.

Saint Devasahayam’s anti-caste struggle angered Brahmins and Nairs, not his conversion

Devasahayam Pillai's new life became a cause of serious concern among high caste Hindus. They accused him of betrayal, and of insulting Brahmins and the royal throne.

SC allows CBI to probe death of 17-year-old Lavanya in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur

Lavanya, a Class 12 student at Sacred Hearts Higher Secondary School, was allegedly coerced to convert to Christianity. She had consumed poison and passed away on 19 January.

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.

How neighbourhood row ‘triggered’ attack on Kanpur Muslim man forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Afsar Ahmad, 45, a Kanpur-based e-rickshaw driver, was allegedly paraded through the streets and assaulted by a mob on 10 August as his daughter clung onto him and wept.

Why UP PhD student, questioned and ‘cleared in mass conversion case’, walked 180 km to Delhi

Praveen Kumar was interrogated in June in an alleged case involving the suspected conversion of 1,000 people to Islam. An ordeal awaited when he returned home to his Saharanpur village.

‘Will fight to get my wife back’ — Muslim man in Kashmir Sikh ‘conversion’ row won’t back down

Shahid Nazir Bhatt, 29, has been accused of forcefully converting a Sikh woman. But he claims she converted to Islam and married her of her free will.

Why BJP, TDP are making ‘Christian CM’ Jagan Reddy’s faith a political flashpoint in Andhra

Since May 2019, when Jagan Reddy took over as CM, he and his government have been under constant attack for allegedly turning a blind eye to 'threat to Hinduism' in Andhra.

No one can interfere if an adult marries, converts as per her choice, says Calcutta HC

The court was hearing a petition filed by the father of a 19-year-old woman, who he claimed had been unduly influenced by a man of a different religion.

UP doesn’t need a new anti-conversion law. But India needs a stronger Special Marriage Act

Yogi Adityanath’s anti-‘love jihad’ ordinance can deprive women of their agency. Ambedkar had always warned against that.

On Camera


(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.