Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Conversion

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.

Christianity hasn’t failed in India. Conversion isn’t its only goal

It is not that Indian churches are without their problems. But Dilip Mandal is wrong to use proselytisation as the yardstick to measure Indian Christianity.

Soil for Ram Mandir construction angers Jharkhand tribals, VHP blames Christian missionaries

Soil from Jharkhand is sourced from 1,100 sarna sthals, which are places of spiritual significance to tribals. Followers of Sarna school believe they are a religion independent of Hinduism, Islam or Christianity.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.