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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Freedom of religion act

Nov 21, 2019 22:38
The report, along with draft legislation, suggests provisions for punishment in cases of forcible, coerced, allured religious conversions and the power to the civil court to declare a marriage null and void if it was solemnised for religious conversion... read more
Jan 21, 2019 22:15
Opposition BJP has blamed the state government for, what it said. trying to promote conversion in Madhya Pradesh by initiating the process to withdraw the cases lodged against missionaries on the charges of their involvement in promoting forced conv... read more
Jul 06, 2018 20:59
The move to repeal the Arunachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act framed in 1978 has not gone down well with indigenous groups too, who call conversions an attack on their faith and traditions. read more
Jun 30, 2018 11:58
Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said the law against conversions could undermine secularism and is probably targeted towards Christians read more
Mar 21, 2018 21:40
The Trivendra Singh Rawat government on Wednesday tabled in the state assembly the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Bill, 2018 that proposes up to two years in jail to any person or persons found guilty of religious conversion through force or “allur... read more
Nov 21, 2017 11:06
The court was hearing a petition of an Uttarakhand resident who alleged that a man from another religious community abducted his daughter on the pretext of marrying her. read more
Jun 13, 2017 19:11
Railway police in Stana cut short the journey of five women from Jharkhand to Bhopal and detained them on suspicion that four of them were being taken for religious conversion. The police decided to release them later in the evening. read more
May 22, 2017 21:33
Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Sohan Viswakarma alleged that the children were being taken to Nagpur for conversion and demanded stern action against those involved in the incident. read more
Mar 01, 2017 18:21
Members of the Hindu Vahini barged into the church in Shivpuri on suspicion that a Hindu boy was being converted to solemnise his wedding with a Christian girl . read more
Feb 12, 2017 12:25
The BJP came to power in Arunachal Pradesh – the second time in 12 years – in December after 33 of the 43 MLAs of the regional People’s Party of Arunachal switched over. read more
Sep 03, 2016 22:06
There has been violence against Christians even when the Congress has been in power, but the intensity and pattern changes when the BJP rules in New Delhi as also where the party has been in power for years, says writer John Dayal read more
Sep 01, 2016 15:47
Mother Teresa was never known to be a saviour only of Christians. In celebrating her life and her passage to sainthood, petty communal issues should not be allowed to dominate read more
Jul 22, 2016 23:30
Two men, including a pastor, who were allegedly attempting the religious conversion of a woman and her son in Shahpur area of Rewa district were caught by Bajrang Dal activists, dragged out of the house, held captive and beaten heavily for around six... read more
Mar 15, 2015 13:18
Recent attacks against Christians in India have led to a sense of insecurity within the community which finds it hard to report such incidents for fear of backlash and a religious impulse to forgive. read more
Dec 24, 2014 22:20
Poverty should be debated much more vociferously, even within religions, than conversion, which is a symptom of deprivation, writes Faizan Mustafa. read more