Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicReligious conversions

Topic: Religious conversions

Christians say they’re under attack by Shivraj’s MP. Home Minister denies rise in such crimes

Christian leaders say attack on Vidisha school Sunday is latest in a series of alleged atrocities. But home minister, police deny claim that crimes against community are on the rise.

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'.

Roorkee Christian prayer house attack ‘unprecedented’, could stoke larger divide, residents fear

Dehradun: The rupture in communal harmony in Roorkee over a Hindu mob attack last week on a prayer house, owned by a Pentecostal evangelist,...

Bhagwat’s Muslim population remark isn’t surprising, RSS view on demography has evolved

Some analysts presume the RSS has raised the issue of population to help Hindu vote consolidation for BJP. But the Sangh has been concerned about the issue for decades.

‘Step to avert violence over conversions’: Sukma SP after order to track missionaries sparks row

Sukma SP Sunil Sharma's 12 July letter directing all police stations to track Christian missionaries and new converts to check forced religious conversions had sparked a row.

Don’t listen to VHP and panic. Christianity is a failed project in India

Even if one accepts the assumption that Christian missionaries in India lure people to convert them, just look at their success rate.

Pro-Hindutva groups see ‘larger conspiracy’ in Palghar killings, want CBI probe

Atul Jog, senior RSS pracharak, says it’s clear that all those who oppose religious conversions and anti-national forces are being targeted specifically.

Why Ambedkar chose Buddhism over Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Ambedkar converted to Buddhism in 1956. For two decades, he studied all major religions to conclude Buddha and his teachings allowed reform.

Algu Rai Shastri: The socialist who vociferously denounced English as a foreign language

Algu Rai Shastri, a member of the Constituent Assembly, was against forced religious conversions and known for denouncing views of religious minorities.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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