Karnataka High Court Issues Notice To BJP About Anti-Conversion Law
Anti-Conversion Bill debate resumed in Karnataka, with High Court (HC) approving PIL and sending notice to ruling BJP to issue ordinance to enforce legislation. HC asked government to file objections to PIL contesting government's decision on July 22. The appeal, filed from New Delhi by All Karnataka United Christian-Forum for Human Rights and Evangelical Fellowship of India, argued the law is an attack on democratic ideals that unify the… read-more
Tags: Karnataka, High Court, notice, BJP, Anti-conversion Law
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CM Bommai-led Karnataka Cabinet Approves 'Anti-Conversion Bill'
Karnataka Cabinet approved the 'Anti-Conversion Bill', on December 20. CM Basavaraj Bommai-led BJP government approved the bill, prohibiting conversion of religion (love jihad) by force. It will now be tabled in the ongoing Assembly, on December 21. So far, eight BJP rules states have passed the law such as Uttar Pradesh. ''Innocent people are being converted across the state. They're lured by money and financial assistance,'' said Bommai.… read-more
Tags: Anti-conversion Law, karnataka government, BJP Government, ASSEMBLY SESSION
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SC Dismissed BJP Leader's PIL Seeking Anti-Conversion Law; Says Individuals Aged 18 or Above Are Free To Choose Their Religion
Justice R Fali Nariman-led Supreme Court bench has dismissed an anti-religious conversion plea stating that individuals aged 18 or above are free to choose their religion. The plea filed by BJP's Ashwini Upadhyay sought a central law granting imprisonment of 3-10 years with a hefty fine for those involved in religious conversions. Terminating the PIL, Justice Nariman warned the petitioner of fines, if found pressing the matter.
Tags: Supreme Court of India, Justice Rohinton Fali Nirman, Ashwini Upadhyay, Anti-conversion Law
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Gujarat Eyes 'Love Jihad' Law, Bids 5 Year Jail For Religious Conversions
The Gujarat government is all set to amend the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, 2003 to impose stricter consequences against forced religious conversions through marriage. Reportedly, the amendment bill proposed in the state assembly on March 29 comes with a five-year jail term and Rs 2-lakh penalty on the forced religious conversion of women. Notably, the amendment is in line with the ‘Love Jihad’ laws passed by the MP and UP governments.… read-more
Tags: Love Jihad, Vijay Rupani, Gujarat, Anti-conversion Law
Courtesy: India Today
SC Permits NGO To Challenge Anti-conversion Laws Of MP, Himachal
Citizens for Justice and Peace, an NGO, has received the Supreme Court’s nod to challenge the anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The NGO's original plea had questioned the passage of the contentious law in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Besides, the court has also granted permission to ‘Jamaiat Ulama-i-Hind’ to intervene in the proceedings. Earlier, the Muslim body alleged that the laws were aimed at harassing … read-more
Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Supreme Court of India, Uttar Pradesh, Anti-conversion Law
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Allahabad HC Affirms Validity Of Two Adults Residing Consensually
Granting police protection to an interfaith couple, the Allahabad High Court has affirmed that "nobody is entitled to interfere" in the peaceful life of two adults residing consensually. The court's observation, concerning the Muslim man and Hindu woman who converted to Islam, is noteworthy in the backdrop of the UP government's recently-passed 'love jihad' ordinance. The ordinance prescribes 10-year imprisonment and ₹ 25,000 forfeiture… read-more
Tags: Allahabad High Court, Love Jihad, Anti-conversion Law, UP Police
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Muzaffarnagar Police Exonerates Brothers Charged Against Love Jihad
Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar police have withdrawn charges against two brothers - Nadeem and Salman - who were previously charged under contentious 'Love Jihad' law. The brothers were accused of unlawfully forcing a woman to change her religion, following which an FIR was filed against them in Mansurpur police station. However, SHO Dharmendra Pal has informed the police have given the duo a clean chit due to the absence of evidence.
Tags: Love Jihad, Anti-conversion Law, UP Police, Muzaffarnagar
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Supreme Court To Hear Petitions Questioning Love Jihad Laws
The Supreme Court agreed to hear pleas questioning the constitutional validity of the 'Love Jihad' laws on January 6. The apex court stated that it would hear pleas and arrive at a resolution rather than staying the implementation of the laws at present. Reportedly, the plea was filed by advocate Vishal Thakre, an NGO Citizen for Justice and Peace, and others. Earlier, the laws were passed in three states including Uttar Pradesh.
Tags: Supreme Court of India, Love Jihad, Anti-conversion Law
Courtesy: The Times of India
Madhya Pradesh Passes Love Jihad Bill 2020; Rs 50,000 penalty For Violators
Madhya Pradesh becomes the third state among the Indian states to pass the 'Freedom Of Religion Bill 2020' in-order to prevent the forceful religious conversions. "The forceful conversion will attract 1-5 yrs of imprisonment and a minimum Rs 25,000 fine," said MP Home Minister Narottam Mishra. Also, incase of a minor or woman or someone from Scheduled Tribe will lead to 2-10 years imprisonment and minimum penalty of up to Rs 50,000.
Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Love Jihad, Anti-conversion Law
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UP Police Arrests Muslim Teen Under Anti-Conversion Law
Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor police have arrested a teenage Muslim boy and charged him against the controversial "love jihad" law. Arrested on December 15, the police accused the boy of attempting to convert a 16-year-old Hindu girl. While the girl's father has made a complaint, the girl and her mother have denied the conversion charges. Meanwhile, the police have stated that the girl was kidnapped by the boy and escaped somehow.
Tags: Love Jihad, Uttar Pradesh, Bijnore, MUSLIM, Anti-conversion Law