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By enforcing notices under SMA, govt telling interfaith couples to convert or wait endlessly, says petitioner Nida Rehman
India

By enforcing notices under SMA, govt telling interfaith couples to convert or wait endlessly, says petitioner Nida Rehman

Notices of marriages under SMA intended to safeguard the interests of the two parties to the marriage, but for some years, they have been used to prevent, often forcibly, inter-faith and inter-caste marriages

Islamabad HC forms commission to investigate reported abduction, conversion of two Hindu girls in Sindh
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Islamabad HC forms commission to investigate reported abduction, conversion of two Hindu girls in Sindh

The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday formed a five-member commission to probe the alleged abduction, forced conversion and marriage of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province that led to massive protests by the minority community in the country.

CPM alleges Hindu Jagran Mancha forcefully reconverted 98 Christian tribals in Tripura to Hinduism; right-wing body denies charges
India

CPM alleges Hindu Jagran Mancha forcefully reconverted 98 Christian tribals in Tripura to Hinduism; right-wing body denies charges

CPI(M) accused the Hindu Jagaran Mancha, a right wing group, of forcibly reconverting 98 people belonging to 23 tribal families to Hinduism

BJP training manual says Maoists in India get support from Pakistan, China, terms them big threat to internal security
India

BJP training manual says Maoists in India get support from Pakistan, China, terms them big threat to internal security

BJP training manual says that Maoists are "reportedly conspiring to conduct joint strikes with the support of terrorist outfits active in north-eastern states".

Rajasthan HC 'guidelines' on religious conversion burden women, seem to contradict Right to Privacy law
India

Rajasthan HC 'guidelines' on religious conversion burden women, seem to contradict Right to Privacy law

Converting your religion and spiritual faith is a deeply personal decision that only you get to make, right? Wrong! The Rajasthan High Court has just turned religious conversion into a reality game show, where for the first time, the general public gets to call in and vote on your conversion. Okay not exactly, but really close.

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

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

Pakistan's senate committee calls forced conversion of minorities un-islamic
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Pakistan's senate committee calls forced conversion of minorities un-islamic

Chand said that police and local administration do not help the victims or their families in cases of forced conversions.

Raped and battered: Nigeria's girls and their lives as Boko Haram's hostages
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Raped and battered: Nigeria's girls and their lives as Boko Haram's hostages

The HRW report estimates that in the first half of 2014, at least 2,053 civilians were killed in attacks by Boko Haram.

Man booked after wife alleges he married her pretending to be Hindu
India

Man booked after wife alleges he married her pretending to be Hindu

She claimed that after coming to the native district of her husband she realised that he had lied to her about his identity following which she protested against the fraud.

You don't know what love jihad is? Digvijaya writes to Rajnath
Politics

You don't know what love jihad is? Digvijaya writes to Rajnath

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has written a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, asking him how he is unaware about the meaning of love jihad, according reports.

Once a Dalit, always a Dalit: Why reconversion is a big farce
India

Once a Dalit, always a Dalit: Why reconversion is a big farce

What remains unaddressed though is the government’s utter failure to check discrimination that drove Dalits to the other faiths.

Tara Shahdeo case: husband in court over forced conversion charges today
India

Tara Shahdeo case: husband in court over forced conversion charges today

In her FIR, Shahdeo who is a national shooter, alleged that she had to convert under duress after she learnt about her husband's faith in Islam.

Meerut gangrape, forced conversion: Police arrest main accused
India

Meerut gangrape, forced conversion: Police arrest main accused

One more person was arrested today in connection with alleged abduction, gangrape and religious conversion of a 20-year-old girl in Meerut district.

Don't add religious colour to crimes against women in UP: SC to NGO
India

Don't add religious colour to crimes against women in UP: SC to NGO

The issue of alleged kidnap and gang-rape of girls in Western Uttar Pradesh for forced conversion and trafficking came up in the Supreme Court.

Meerut gangrape: Hindu groups unite, victim critical in hospital
India

Meerut gangrape: Hindu groups unite, victim critical in hospital

The victim in the Meerut gangrape case has been admitted to a private hospital by a family and her condition is critical.

Meerut gang-rape: Two more arrested, situation still tense
India

Meerut gang-rape: Two more arrested, situation still tense

Two more people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged rape and forced religious conversion of a young woman in Meerut.

Meerut gangrape: Mulayam Singh promises CBI probe
India

Meerut gangrape: Mulayam Singh promises CBI probe

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday promised a CBI probe into the Meerut gang-rape.