Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

religious conversion


On religious conversion, Supreme Court must set the bar high, remain mindful of danger of spectre-mongering on a fraught issue

November 15, 2022 10:51 pm

When the court singles out the issue for its attention, asks what action the government proposes to take on the matter, it implies both that “forced” religious conversions are a significant problem and that existing laws are insufficient to deal with it. In a polarised moment, this could end up providing grist to political spectre-mongering about large-scale demographic change in the country, especially through religious conversions involving marriage.

Gujarat HC grants bail to 8 accused of religious conversion but bars them from entering Bharuch

August 27, 2022 2:34 pm

Broadly, the allegations against the accused pertained to commission of offences with regard to giving allurement for conversion of various persons of Scheduled Tribes category to Islam.

Forceful religious conversion won’t be tolerated in Goa: CM Pramod Sawant

May 28, 2022 8:10 pm

On Thursday, the Goa Police arrested Dominic D’souza, a pastor from Siolim in North Goa who allegedly ran a ‘cult-like’ establishment. He had allegedly induced two people into religious conversion and was held under sections of the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act.

Gujarat: Four more held in Bharuch ‘religious conversion’ case

April 29, 2022 2:18 pm

The men arrested on Thursday are all residents of Amod taluka in Bharuch. They will now be produced before the Bharuch court for police remand.

Reconvert and pray in temples: Hindu outfit to Muslims

December 20, 2021 2:58 pm

In the past some months, members of some Hindu outfits have objected to the offering of namaz by Muslims in open spaces.

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.