Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicForced conversion

Topic: Forced conversion

Hijab, ‘narco jihad’, Ukraine students’ ‘lavish’ wants — what Right-wing press is writing about

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

‘Nothing improbable’ about conversion, says Madras HC, orders CBI probe into girl’s suicide

The court pulled up police for dismissing claims that forced conversion attempts by missionary school had led to Class 12 girl’s suicide, saying allegations needed further investigation.

Yogi govt defines forceful conversion for us: Converting for a job or free nurse training

UP govt filed affidavit before Allahabad HC in response to pleas demanding repeal of state's Unlawful Conversion law. It defends the new law, saying Constitution abhors 'any form of forceful conversion'.

It’s up to Imran Khan govt to show us forced conversion is a crime in Pakistan

When he wasn't PM, Imran Khan used to raise the issue of abduction and forced conversion of Hindu and Christian girls in Pakistan. Now, he appeases the religious Right.

4 nuns briefly detained in Jhansi after Bajrang Dal alleges forceful conversion

Jhansi/Kochi: Four nuns were taken off an express train and detained for questioning by railway police in UP's Jhansi recently, with the Kerala Catholic...

3 of UP’s 5 ‘love jihad’ cases are old, ‘unconstitutional’ to prosecute them under new law

The three cases relate to incidents that occurred before promulgation of ordinance, despite Constitution saying law can’t be applied in this way.

Is she 18? How Pakistan’s forced conversion of minors gets legal cover

If your kidnapper-husband says you are 18, or have had your first period, no more questions are asked in Pakistan about abduction-conversions of young girls.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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