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Rajnath calls for anti-conversion law, asks parties to think seriously

Opposition parties have demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the issue of conversion

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: December 28, 2014 4:21 am
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Mahila College platinum jubilee celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday.  (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivasta) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Mahila College platinum jubilee celebrations in Lucknow on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivasta)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said an anti-conversion law should be framed to check conversion and appealed all political parties to think over it “seriously”.

“I think that to check conversion, an anti-conversion law has to be framed. All political parties should think over it seriously,” he said. The Union minister was in Lucknow to attend the platinum jubilee function of a girls college.

On the opposition parties’ demand for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on the issue of conversion, Singh said: “They should understand that statement of any minister was the government’s side.”

Former Union minister and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia had demanded that the Prime Minister should make a statement in Parliament about his government’s stand on the issue of religious conversions by some organisations.

“He (Modi) is not merely the Prime Minister of a particular political party but the entire nation and every section of the society. Therefore, he must give a statement in Parliament on the issue of religious conversions to clarify his government’s stand on such a sensitive matter,” Scindia had told PTI in Bhopal on December 21.

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  1. Kaleemulla Ibn Mohamed Ali
    Jan 1, 2015 at 11:05 am
    Secular India needs FREEDOM OF RELIGION ActBEWARE Parliment & Rajyasabha members, BJP-RSS is scaring India to p Anti conversion Bill or face conversions. This is to stop the fundamental right of Religious freedom, also this bill will strengthen RSS-BJP to convict Minorities under ANTI CONVERSION law
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      Govindarajan
      Dec 28, 2014 at 12:27 pm
      I can understand that the aim of an anti-conversion LAW is to save exploited citizens from forced conversion but it would require a Consution amendment first which is morally not correct. This LAW's implementation would consute to a breach in consutional Rights in this hi (democratic) country, what! don't I have the right to what I believe in?.....Geez! Try to improve the living standards of the oppressed instead of wasteful expenditures
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      1. Krishna Rao
        Dec 28, 2014 at 5:27 pm
        If congress is against the recent conversions to Hinduism, they should be againt people converting to any other religion. Congress should put their money where their mouth is. If congress is really secular as they say, they should also be against Hindus converting to any other religion, not just people converting to Hinduism. Congress party, do not be hypocrites and be true secularists.
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