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“This is the first case in Barwani under the new legislation,” Barwani police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.(Representative image)

28-yr-old held in MP under new religious conversion law

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.
A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court fixed January 15 as the next date of hearing in the case.(PTI File Photo)
A two-judge bench of the Allahabad High Court fixed January 15 as the next date of hearing in the case.(PTI File Photo)

No evidence found, UP Police drop charges of ‘religious conversion for marriage’

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
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.
The law was promulgated about a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women. (HT Photo)
The law was promulgated about a month after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term used by right-wing activists to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women. (HT Photo)

Supreme Court to examine laws against unlawful conversion in UP, Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Issuing notice on two separate petitions challenging the laws, a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde, refused to order stay.
Filr photo: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI)
Filr photo: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI)

‘Will oppose ordinance on religious conversions in assembly’: Akhilesh Yadav

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 07:28 PM IST
The state cabinet on Tuesday had approved the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance-2020 to curb coercive, forcible, dishonest religious conversions.
The Judge citing evidence and documents ruled that the girl was underage and was not fit for marriage under section 3 and 4 of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act.(HT File / Representational Photo)
The Judge citing evidence and documents ruled that the girl was underage and was not fit for marriage under section 3 and 4 of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act.(HT File / Representational Photo)

Pakistan court nullifies converted minor Hindu girl’s marriage

Karachi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 08:24 PM IST
The girl’s father filed an FIR, claiming that Solangi had abducted and married her forcibly. He also said that her daughter was 15-year-old when she was abducted.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the closing ceremony of 'Ekal Abhiyaan Parivartan Kumbh' in Lucknow on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the closing ceremony of 'Ekal Abhiyaan Parivartan Kumbh' in Lucknow on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Forceful religious conversion biggest sin, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 10:01 AM IST
He also made it clear that mass conversions need to be checked across the country.
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