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It should be clear that the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion law infantilises Indian citizens, reduces them to the level of subjects, and authorises State intrusion into the most personal of domains, that of individual conscience.(AFP)

Eliminate State and social interference in matters of conscience

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:52 PM IST
The UP conversion law is unconstitutional. But the debate does not end with this one law, as it also replicates many existing provisions from other laws, which have been left standing for too long. India cannot call itself a constitutional democracy until social interference in matters of conscience is eliminated from its laws, once and for all.
A police official demonstrates the functioning of the seized gutkha making machine in Bhosari.(HT PHOTO)
A police official demonstrates the functioning of the seized gutkha making machine in Bhosari.(HT PHOTO)

Four arrested for producing, selling gutkha using machine

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The police seized gutkha worth Rs 1,65,720 and an Innova car worth Rs 6,00,000 from their possession
A complaint has been lodged by his wife who received a call from their neighbours after the smell of the rotting body started emanating from the house(AFP)
A complaint has been lodged by his wife who received a call from their neighbours after the smell of the rotting body started emanating from the house(AFP)

Rotting body of 42-year-old found in Manjri

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:58 PM IST
He worked at a private electrical equipment company in Yerawada until a year and a half ago, according to the police
(Representative Image/HT File)
(Representative Image/HT File)

Evicted tenant dies by suicide in Ludhiana ; 4 booked

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:59 PM IST
The victim recorded incident on phone and sent it to family; accused on the run
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

5.32 lakh gutted in botched ATM robbery in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:57 AM IST
As per the data retrieved from the CCTV, the burglars had struck at 4.20am
(Representative Image/HT File)
(Representative Image/HT File)

Suicide pact: Ludhiana teen succumbs a day after mother’s death

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The teenager and her mother had hung themselves on the first floor of the house on Saturday night

Ludhiana ASI succumbs to injuries in Raikot hit-and-run

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The ASI was hit while waiting for a bus near Barnala chowk on December 10
(Photo: Shutterstock)
(Photo: Shutterstock)

Be cautious in and after a relationship

Hindustan Times | By Swati Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Sending intimate pictures used to be such a taboo thing to do—no one talked about it but everyone did it. Then people started realising sexting was a given, which led to more and more intimate pictures being sent, which led to women getting their pictures leaked on the internet.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

1 booked for billing 20K loan instalments to Ludhiana woman’s account

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:20 AM IST
The complainant was being billed for a loan of 20, 335 for purchasing an inverter, although she had applied for no such loan.
The accused, Vicky Sai, 36, of Dharampura, also threatened to kill her family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse.
The accused, Vicky Sai, 36, of Dharampura, also threatened to kill her family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse.

Ludhiana man held for raping 17-year-old on pretext of rituals

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:17 AM IST
Threatened to kill victim’s family using his ‘powers’ should she reveal the sexual abuse
HT Image
HT Image

Ludhiana man suffers cardiac arrest during clash over dog, 3 booked

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:20 AM IST
Victims son alleges that the police were reluctant to lodge an FIR against the accused
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Ludhiana logs 5 deaths, 100 fresh infections

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:06 AM IST
The death toll, so far, stands at 913 while 23,261 cumulative infections have been reported
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)
The wedding organiser was booked for not taking the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and putting lives of people at risk while organising the ceremony on December 1.(Representative image)

In a first, organiser booked for violating Covid protocol at wedding in Himachal’s Manali

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Navneet Rathore
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 03:34 PM IST
The organiser was booked after informers told the police that guests started violating the Covid-19 protocol as soon as the inspection team left.
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Ludhiana teen duped of 45,000 cash in bank

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:01 AM IST
The two fraudsters asked the victim to deposit money for them
Three of the accomplices had been arrested on October 19.(Representative Image)
Three of the accomplices had been arrested on October 19.(Representative Image)

2 wanted for 3.4 lakh robbery land in police net in Ludhiana

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 05:10 PM IST
On October 9, the car-borne accused had hit the victim’s scooter and after he fell made away with the vehicle and cash
Khan rejected the charges and said his wife was giving a communal taint to a personal issue .
Khan rejected the charges and said his wife was giving a communal taint to a personal issue .

Muslim man held in MP for ‘forcing’ wife to adopt Islam

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:54 AM IST
The accused, 28-year-old Irshad Khan was arrested under sections 3, 4 and 5 of the 1968 Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act 1968 and section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (harassment or cruelty), said Mukesh Bais, additional superintendent of police.
The injured man was identified as Sameer Hatagale who was with his friends from the SRA building near Dandekar bridge where they all live.(Getty Images)
The injured man was identified as Sameer Hatagale who was with his friends from the SRA building near Dandekar bridge where they all live.(Getty Images)

Father, son arrested for attempted murder

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:48 PM IST
The accused were identified as Harshad Ganesh Jategaonkar, (21), who works in a local restaurant
The woman was found unconscious in the house, police said. She is in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Nalhar, where a police team has been deployed to record her statement once she is in the condition to give one.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
The woman was found unconscious in the house, police said. She is in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Nalhar, where a police team has been deployed to record her statement once she is in the condition to give one.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Woman kills 4 daughters, attempts suicide

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Police in Nuh (about 40km from Gurugram) said they received a call from the woman’s husband on Friday morning, informing them about the murders of his daughters,who were between six months and eight years old.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

Plea in Delhi HC seeks FIR against Mehbooba Mufti over flag remark

Hindustan Times/New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Advocate Vineet Jindal in his plea said Mehbooba Mufti has used “derogatory and instigating” statements against the duly elected Indian government.
An FIR under section 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code was registered by Panchkula police against a man who defrauded his uncle of Rs5lakh.(REUTERS/For representational purposes)
An FIR under section 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code was registered by Panchkula police against a man who defrauded his uncle of Rs5lakh.(REUTERS/For representational purposes)

Man held for cheating uncle of 5 lakh after promise to buy flat

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 12:21 AM IST
A cheating case was registered two months ago after Pinjore resident Yunus Khan complained to the police that his nephew took money from him for a flat that his boss was selling
A Ropar resident has alleged that he was sold an apartment in Mullanpur for which necessary permissions had not been obtained.(Shutterstock/For representational purposes)
A Ropar resident has alleged that he was sold an apartment in Mullanpur for which necessary permissions had not been obtained.(Shutterstock/For representational purposes)

Omaxe MD, 2 directors booked for fraudulent sale of flat

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 12:49 AM IST
Advocate and Ropar resident Manpreet Singh has alleged that he has been sold a floor in the Silver Birch project in Mullanpur’s New Chandigarh without the requisite approvals
Rs 3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Rs 3,34,900 was allegedly withdrawn from a Pinjore woman’s account by a man claiming to be the branch manager of her bank(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Online fraud: Pinjore woman loses more than 3 lakh

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:50 PM IST
A case under section 420 of the Indian Penal Code was registered at the Pinjore police station after Rajni Dwivedi complained that the money was debited from her savings account through fraud
(Representative Image)
(Representative Image)

Liquor vend shooting: Contractor booked for fabricating evidence

Hindustan Times/Ambala | By Bhavey Nagpal, Ambala
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:25 AM IST
The Yamunanagar police CIA found that the contractor had fired at his own shop
(Representative Photo/HT Photo)
(Representative Photo/HT Photo)

Facebook friend held for kidnapping 15-year-old Panipat girl

Hindustan Times/Karnal | By HT Correspondent, Karnal
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The victim’s father said the Class-11 student had gone to market to buy clothes on Friday but did not return home
Six men were booked for allegedly assaulting Gurishan Singh (22), son of assistant sub inspector Karamjit Singh of Chandigarh police, in Mohali(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)
Six men were booked for allegedly assaulting Gurishan Singh (22), son of assistant sub inspector Karamjit Singh of Chandigarh police, in Mohali(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

6 booked for assault on policeman’s son in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Reason suspected to be rivalry between two men over a woman
Two revolvers, two pistols with one magazine and three live cartridges were recovered in Chandigarh after the interrogation of gangster Sagar Newton.(HT Photo)
Two revolvers, two pistols with one magazine and three live cartridges were recovered in Chandigarh after the interrogation of gangster Sagar Newton.(HT Photo)

Sector 9 firing: More weapons recovered after gangster Newton questioned

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 12:39 AM IST
Told police that incarcerated criminals Bagga Khan and Dalbir Singh alias Bira had hired him to kill Jalandhar based realtor and businessman Shashi Sharma and given him the weapons
(Representative Image/File Photo)
(Representative Image/File Photo)

Woman, daughter killed, 3 injured as car plunges into gorge in Chamba

By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Four of a family were returning home after paying obeisance at a temple when the driver lost control of the vehicle
A man in an inebriated stated allegedly tore a policeman’s uniform near Airport Road in Mohali.(Shutterstock)
A man in an inebriated stated allegedly tore a policeman’s uniform near Airport Road in Mohali.(Shutterstock)

Chandigarh resident held for tearing policeman’s uniform in Mohali

Hindustan Times Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:19 PM IST
A resident of Chandigarh’s Sector 41, Veer Bahadur got into an argument with policemen Harjinder Singh, Gurcharan Singh and Dilbagh Singh, who were controlling traffic at a spot near Airport Road
Three incidents of robbery, two at knifepoint, were reported in Chandigarh on Monday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Three incidents of robbery, two at knifepoint, were reported in Chandigarh on Monday(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

2 men robbed at knifepoint, woman’s jewellery, purse snatched in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:09 PM IST
Autorickshaw driver snatches passenger’s ornaments, purse and phone; courier with online company forced to drive man with knife to Sector 40; another man robbed of his purse in Sector 39
The body of a man was found in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
The body of a man was found in Sector 44, Chandigarh, on Tuesday.(Shutterstock/For representation only)

Body of migrant worker, 35, found near Sector 44 in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
The body was taken to the Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 after a passerby called the police control room vehicle to say that a man was lying near the sector 44-45 dividing road
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