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UP's 'love jihad' ordinance militates against right to privacy, will allow political groups to jeopardise public order
India

UP's 'love jihad' ordinance militates against right to privacy, will allow political groups to jeopardise public order

It is crucial to understand the salient features of the law to understand its true intent and impact

''Love jihad': Uttar Pradesh cabinet clears ordinance against 'unlawful' conversions
India

''Love jihad': Uttar Pradesh cabinet clears ordinance against 'unlawful' conversions

UP government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said punishment under the new law is a jail term from one to five years, and a fine of Rs 15,000

Madhya Pradesh to bring law against 'love jihad' in next Assembly session, says state minister Narottam Mishra
India

Madhya Pradesh to bring law against 'love jihad' in next Assembly session, says state minister Narottam Mishra

The bill proposes a rigorous imprisonment for a period of five years for 'luring a person through fraud and forcing marriage by religious conversion'

#MeToo in India: SC declines urgent hearing of PIL seeking filing of FIRs, says cases will be heard in regular course
India

#MeToo in India: SC declines urgent hearing of PIL seeking filing of FIRs, says cases will be heard in regular course

The pleas were for the registration of FIR's and investigations to be ordered by the Supreme Court against all the accused. The Chief Justice of India (CJI) stated that the Supreme Court will hear the cases in the ordinary course.

#MeToo in India: I was raped by the man leading protests against the Kathua sexual assault; he’s now out on bail
India

#MeToo in India: I was raped by the man leading protests against the Kathua sexual assault; he’s now out on bail

His image as a courageous Muslim man hunted by an anti-Muslim state has not been tarnished even after triple charges of domestic violence and attempt to kill his wife for dowry and allegedly raping a female relative. Male activists like him are inevitably elevated to pedestals, where their crimes against lesser mortals become invisible.

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim man and family embrace Hinduism in bid to get police to probe son's death
India

Uttar Pradesh: Muslim man and family embrace Hinduism in bid to get police to probe son's death

Akhtar, resident of Badarkha village under Chhaprauli police station area, switched over to Hinduism on Monday along with family members and subsequently submitted an affidavit to the area sub-divisional magistrate, testifying to their voluntary change of religion, officials said.

Kerala floods: Call for religion-centric donations amid disaster absurd, disservice to people in distress
India

Kerala floods: Call for religion-centric donations amid disaster absurd, disservice to people in distress

Amid the Kerala floods, a section of people has been calling for donations for Hindus, claiming that Muslims and Christians have enough help. Such messages on social media have been widely decried.

RSS event in Nagpur: Sikh member in khaki part of Sangh's efforts to rebrand itself, promote Hindu nationalism
India

RSS event in Nagpur: Sikh member in khaki part of Sangh's efforts to rebrand itself, promote Hindu nationalism

RSS has been working hard to bring a change in its image as a Hindu-only outfit and become a nationalist brand instead

Kerala HC says govt can't question citizens' right to religious conversion by insisting on certification
India

Kerala HC says govt can't question citizens' right to religious conversion by insisting on certification

The Kerala High Court has held that people don't need certificates from government-approved institutions in order to change their religions, holding that governments cannot question citizens' rights to convert to another religion

Rajasthan HC issues guidelines to check forced conversions and inter-faith marriages, makes 30 days advance notice mandatory
India

Rajasthan HC issues guidelines to check forced conversions and inter-faith marriages, makes 30 days advance notice mandatory

Any person going for religious conversion on his own should inform the district collector 30 days in advance, the Jodhpur High Court ordered on Friday

Nine arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly converting poor children in Telangana to Islam
India

Nine arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly converting poor children in Telangana to Islam

Nine persons were arrested on Sunday for allegedly converting children from poor families in Telangana to Islam under the pretext of providing them free education, food and shelter here, the police said.

Rajasthan HC pulls up police over its handling of alleged 'love jihad' case, seeks report from state govt
India

Rajasthan HC pulls up police over its handling of alleged 'love jihad' case, seeks report from state govt

Pulling up the state police over its handling of a case of a woman's forcible conversion to Islam and marriage, the Rajasthan High Court directed it to register an FIR

At key RSS meet in Bhopal, saffron body to focus on outreach in Kerala, Bengal, expanding shakhas
Politics

At key RSS meet in Bhopal, saffron body to focus on outreach in Kerala, Bengal, expanding shakhas

The range of issues the RSS proposes to take up leave little scope for doubt that politics is going to occupy the minds of the delegates in the three-day meet.

Hadiya 'love jihad' case:  Kerala govt tells SC there's no need for NIA probe, police conducted 'thorough investigation'
India

Hadiya 'love jihad' case: Kerala govt tells SC there's no need for NIA probe, police conducted 'thorough investigation'

Kerala government has told Supreme Court that its police had conducted a "thorough investigation" into the conversion of a Hindu woman to Islam

Kerala must act against PFI and sister organisations; cases of forced conversions will only polarise state further
India

Kerala must act against PFI and sister organisations; cases of forced conversions will only polarise state further

Athira Nambiar's claims of being coerced into accepting Islam by Popular Front of India may further polarise Kerala even though PFI has rubbished allegations of conversion

Hamid Ansari leaves Narendra Modi govt unhappy in parting shot, toes Congress line on intolerance
Politics

Hamid Ansari leaves Narendra Modi govt unhappy in parting shot, toes Congress line on intolerance

Outgoing vice-president Hamid Ansari has spoken more like a political leader whose views are same as that of the Congress party, which nominated him to the top post

Saharanpur violence: Disillusioned Dalit youths ready to renounce Hinduism, plan mass conversion on 26 November
India

Saharanpur violence: Disillusioned Dalit youths ready to renounce Hinduism, plan mass conversion on 26 November

Disillusioned by the “manuwadi” Hindu religion and hypocritical role leaders of the “Hindu party” have played in using Dalits for their gain, a section of the community’s youth is renouncing the religion of their birth.

Bengaluru VHP member files complaint against two US evangelists for religious conversions
India

Bengaluru VHP member files complaint against two US evangelists for religious conversions

A VHP activist has filed a complaint against two evangelists from the US, accusing them of indulging in religious conversion activities in India and violating visa norms.

Burmese Christians in India and a possible clue to why Europe's Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity
World

Burmese Christians in India and a possible clue to why Europe's Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity

Though forced to relocate because of religious differences, Burmese Christians in India find solace in religion and community support, and their situation possibly explain why Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity in Europe

Zakir Naik's aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan booked by Mumbai police
India

Zakir Naik's aides Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan booked by Mumbai police

Two of controversial preacher Zakir Naik's aides — Arshi Qureshi and Rizwan Khan — have been booked by the Mumbai police for forceful conversion and radicalisation