Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicReligious conversions

Topic: Religious conversions

‘Damaging Bharat’s social fabric’: After linking Amazon to conversion, RSS wants NIA probe

The demand came after RSS-linked publication, ‘Organiser’, accused the e-commerce company of funding conversions in Northeast India. Amazon has denied the allegations.

In UP’s Fatehpur, 14 from church arrested in latest ‘conversion’ crackdown after VHP raises alarm

Since April, police in UP’s Fatehpur have carried out three rounds of arrests following complaints from VHP and Bajrang Dal units about Christian groups trying to convert people.

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.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Indian, American soldier during Yudh Abhyas 2022 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Hand-to-hand combat, memories of ‘Vietnam & dal tadka’ — US soldiers’ takeaways from Yudh Abhyas

Held in Uttarakhand’s Auli, aim of the annual India-US joint exercise, which ended Friday, was to increase interoperability between the 2 armies & allow them to exchange best practices.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.