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Vadodara court takes judicial custody of two held in Lucknow in 'forced religious conversion racket'

October 17, 2021 10:44 am

The Vadodara police has booked the two for alleged misuse of foreign funds of about Rs 20 crore, routed through AFMI trust, as well as alleged hawala transactions amounting to Rs 60 crore.

IAS officer in ‘video of conversion’, UP orders SIT probe

September 29, 2021 7:15 am

Iftikharuddin, a 1985-batch IAS officer, is currently chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. The video clips are reported to be from 2014-17, when he was posted as Kanpur divisional commissioner.

Karnataka government planning to introduce law to ban forceful religious conversions: Bommai

September 29, 2021 9:33 am

Speaking to reporters, he said, “Forceful conversions have become rampant. I have directed the district administrations to not allow any religious conversion through inducement or by force as they are illegal.”

Amended Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act: Court denies bail to man held for ‘forcible conversion’

September 16, 2021 4:42 am

The case relates to a garage owner in Dhoraji town of Rajkot who was arrested for allegedly raping a married woman and trying to force her to convert after befriending her, claiming he was an unmarried man, despite being married with three children.

Questioned in conversion racket, Saharanpur man heads to Supreme Court — on foot

August 01, 2021 7:09 am

Praveen has been walking from Saharanpur for the last four days. His destination — the Supreme Court, which he plans to approach for being wrongly named in a religious conversion racket by Uttar Pradesh ATS last month.

Shia board meet: ‘Forced conversion is against Islam’

July 27, 2021 10:18 am

The statement came during a press conference after a meeting of the board executive committee in Lucknow.

Sikh man moves court; says wife, kin trying to convert him, minor son

July 15, 2021 7:39 am

The court of Rasveen Kaur, Civil Judge (Junior Division), has issued a notice to the defendants for July 20.

Will stop conversion of Hindu girls with a strict law: Vijay Rupani

February 25, 2021 6:47 pm

BJP governments in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have enacted laws to penalize 'fraudulent conversions' to stop what party leaders term as "love Jihad" or an alleged conspiracy to convert Hindu women through marriage.

NGO seeks inclusion of 2 more states in plea against UP, Uttarakhand conversion laws

February 13, 2021 7:02 am

On February 3, the Supreme Court had declined to entertain a few other petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the laws enacted by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand saying it would like the state High Courts, where similar petitions are pending, to decide it first.

UP clears ‘love jihad’ law: 10-year jail, cancelling marriage if for conversion

November 26, 2020 1:55 pm

“Those getting the conversion done in violation of the provisions of the proposed law would have to face jail term of up to 10 years,” said a government statement. If it is found that the conversion is done “forcibly, through atrocity or cheating”, the offence will be non-bailable.