Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicReligious conversion

Topic: Religious conversion

MP High Court wants Ghaziabad Arya Samaj trust probed for ‘converting people to Hinduism’

The HC order came on a petition filed by a Hindu man in 2021 seeking release of his 'wife' from a women’s shelter, which turned into an inquiry into her alleged conversion.

‘Remain vigilant against forced conversion in Punjab’ — Sikh clergy’s message to devotees

They also asked people to 'rise above caste'. The top brass of Sikh clergy delivered the message on the birth anniversary of Bhai Jaita Singh.

How a teen’s suicide has turned Tamil Nadu village into VHP’s war zone against ‘conversions’

The image of 17-year old Lavanya is everywhere. At the heart of the suicide controversy is a police complaint, two videos, a stepmother, and her convent school.

Church vandalised, school stormed, Xmas disrupted: These are 8 attacks on Christians since Oct

These incidents came on the back of 305 similar attacks that took place between January and September this year, according to a human rights report. 

How a Hindutva group raised the bogey of conversion to disrupt Xmas event in Pataudi school

Group called Dharam Jagriti Mission alleged children were being 'brainwashed' about Jesus Christ at a Christmas event in a Pataudi school. Event organisers as well as audience members have denied it.

With BJP’s eye on Goa polls, Tejasvi Surya withdraws call to ‘reconvert’ Muslims, Christians

BJP youth wing president, no stranger to controversy, had called on Hindu mutts to set annual targets for the conversion of Muslims and Christians to Hinduism.

Karnataka bill seeks to declare interfaith marriages involving conversion ‘null & void’

The bill defines ‘promise of marriage' as ‘allurement’, makes 30-day notice to magistrate mandatory, spells out quantum of punishment. Opposition leaders tear up copies.

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 Shia Waqf Board ex-chief Waseem Rizvi now a Hindu, takes name ‘Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi’

Controversial priest Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati officiated the conversion at Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad. Rizvi wants him to light his funeral pyre when he dies.  

How Christianity is growing among Mazhabi Sikhs & Valmiki Hindus in Punjab’s villages

Christianity is growing in Punjab, mirroring what states like Tamil Nadu experienced in the 1980s and 1990s. Small churches are springing up on the rooftops of many villages.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
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.