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Saturday, December 05, 2020

Religious conversions


MP court acquits 8 Christians accused of forced conversion, abduction of 60 kids

February 20, 2020 3:48 am

The children included 28 girls who had to spend the night at a waiting room at the station while the boys were shifted to a shelter home in Ratlam.

Gujarat: 144 tribals ‘reconverted’ to Hinduism in Dang

January 26, 2020 12:19 am

“We came to know that many tribals were made to embrace Christianity many years ago. Many of them expressed interest to convert back to Hinduism. So, we organised this programme for them," said Gujarat president of Agniveer organisation, Neha Patel.

Gujarat: 1,895 persons sought religious conversion in 5 years, 53% in Surat

January 11, 2020 12:36 am

A total of 1,003 applications were received from the diamond and textile hub of Surat during the period between July, 2014 and June, 2019.

Malaysia's top court annuls unilateral conversions of minors

January 29, 2018 4:29 pm

The ruling ended a nine-year legal tussle for M Indira Gandhi, whose former husband became a Muslim and converted their three children in 2009. He also snatched their daughter, then 11 months old, from the family home.

Jharkhand cabinet approves anti-conversion bill; to be introduced in state Assembly this month

August 01, 2017 7:54 pm

As and when the bill is passed, the act is likely to intensify the confrontation between the BJP and its allied organisations and the Church. They have openly been at loggerheads ever since the proposed tenancy act amendments were introduced through a bill last year.

Conversion a social issue, should not be linked with Modi govt: Yogi Adityanath

December 28, 2014 4:45 pm

He said if the BJP govt wants to frame an anti-conversion law, why are the opposition parties not supporting it.

Only strong anti-conversion law can end the practice: Sushma Swaraj

December 25, 2014 9:12 pm

Defending anti-conversion laws in BJP-ruled Gujarat and MP, Swaraj insisted that they did not ban voluntary conversions.

VHP converts 58 persons to Hinduism on Christmas Day

December 25, 2014 4:01 pm

Some Christians and a Muslim were converted under the initiative by Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

United Janata Parivar slams Modi for ‘unfulfilled’ promises

December 23, 2014 5:58 am

Maulayam and Nitish accused Modi of not acting tough on the recent cases of religious conversions by right-wing Hindu groups

Narendra Modi's reform agenda suffers a setback as united Opposition stalls Parliament over religious conversions

December 22, 2014 9:47 pm

Modi is facing a backlash for not doing enough to rein in hardline affiliate groups that have become emboldened in their pursuit of a Hindu-dominant agenda.