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PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 06:33 AM IST
The law provides for up to 10 years in jail in some cases and hefty fine for violators.
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 02:17 PM IST
The state wanted these petitions to be heard along with two petitions pending in the Supreme Court on which notice has already been issued.
By HT Correspondent, Barwani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:08 AM IST
“On the basis of a written complaint filed by a 22- year-old woman, a 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of rape and under provisions of the Freedom of Religion ordinance,” Barwani police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.
By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The state government made the disclosure before the high court on Monday during the hearing of a bunch of pleas against the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020.
By Shruti Tomar, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:41 AM IST
The accused, who is a truck driver and a resident of Palsud village, was arrested by police under the new law and under sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 03:54 PM IST
- Bikaner’s superintendent of police, Priti Chandra, rubbished the claims made by the girl’s family.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:43 PM IST
These laws against inter-faith marriages as an alleged ploy for conversion provide for long prison terms and hefty fines for violators.
By JItendra Sarin
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The observation holds significance in the backdrop of the recently passed Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020.
By Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:49 AM IST
Several activists and legal experts have argued that the law could be used to target Muslims and infringed on the fundamental rights to equality, freedom of religion, and life and personal liberty.
By Jitendra Sarin and S Raju | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj/Meerut
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:16 AM IST
The state government affidavit said the police investigation did not produce any evidence that Nadeem had “any illicit relation with the woman” or that he was trying to convert her religion.
By Jitendra Sarin | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:26 PM IST
In an affidavit, the Uttar Pradesh government said the police during investigation found no evidence in support of the allegation that Nadeem was trying for her religious conversion as alleged by the complainant, Akshay Kumar in the FIR.
By HT Correspondent | Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:19 AM IST
The three Muslim men had been booked under the controversial Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC)
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:43 PM IST
Owaisi also alleged that the BJP is trying to interfere with the personal lives and choices of Indian citizens. He also said these ordinances violate fundamental rights.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:49 PM IST
The government could not table the bill - the Madhya Pradesh Dharmik Swatantrata (Freedom of Religion) Bill, 2020 - on such marriages called ‘love jihad’ in the state assembly’s winter session as the three-day session scheduled to be held from Monday was postponed
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:27 AM IST
The proposed law is aimed at regulating interfaith marriages in the state that provides for up to 10 years in prison for “forcing women, minors, and people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to undergo religious conversion.” .
By Shruti Tomar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh home minister reasoned that reconversions will not be a punishable offence under the new proposed law because it is more a realisation of a mistake than a crime.
By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The anti-CAA protests, the defiance of migrants, and now the farmers’ stir show that the everyday practice of democracy is a powerful corrective in the face of arbitrary and unilateral State decisions
By Shruti Tomar | Bhopal, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 01:33 PM IST
The conversion or an attempt of conversion by means of misrepresentation, allurement, threat, force undue influence, coercion, marriage and any other fraudulent means has been prohibited in MP
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Nearly a dozen FIRs have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified on November 27.
By Dhrubo Jyoti and Rohit K Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 04:29 AM IST
A new Uttar Pradesh law that is sweeping in its remit of forced conversions puts to the test the fibre of interfaith unions and the future of Hindu-Muslim couples.
By HT Correspondent | Kanpur, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:09 PM IST
The complaint was registered after the woman’s father, accompanied by local BJP leaders, approached the police. The accused is on the run.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Moradabad
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Meanwhile, the mother-in-law alleged that Pinki suffered miscarriage after she was tortured at the government shelter home.
By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The incident comes in the backdrop of a raging debate over “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women, though the courts and the Union government do not officially recognise the term.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:24 AM IST
It was alleged in the FIR that the accused developed a relationship with the complainant’s wife with the purpose of converting her religion by marriage.
By Jitendra Sarin | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 04:10 PM IST
The petition requested the court to declare the ordinance beyond the legal remit of the Constitution and sought that the State doesn’t take any action under the new law during the pendency of the petition.
By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:20 AM IST
The plea alleged that the woman’s parents and relatives tortured her physically and mentally. Fearing harassment, the couple reached Delhi on December 11 and contacted an NGO.
By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Jahan was the first woman detained under the UP Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020, which outlaws religious conversions by marriage, coercion or enticement.
By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Muskan Jahan (Hindu name Pinki) is also the first woman detained under UP prohibition of unlawful conversion of religion ordinance 2020. She had converted to Islam after marrying a Muslim.
By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 03:20 AM IST
The petition, filed by advocate Saurabh Kumar, also sought an immediate stay on the operation of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, apart from directions to the state government to not take any coercive action against individuals, including registration of FIRs.