About 35 arrests, dozen FIRs as Uttar Pradesh 'love jihad' law completes one month

Nearly a dozen FIRs have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified on November 27.

published on : 26th December 2020

UP's anti-conversion law cannot be sustained, contains many defects, says ex-SC judge Lokur

Lokur said there was no immediacy that called for passing the law -- Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance when the state assembly was not in session.

published on : 23rd December 2020

HC seeks Yogi govt's reply on plea challenging constitutional validity of anti-conversion law

The primary contention raised in the PIL was that the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance impinges upon the fundamental right to choice and the right to change of faith.

published on : 18th December 2020

What did Karl Marx say about religion

 Marx presents, in the space of a couple of short paragraphs, an examination of religion that is surpassed by little else before or after him  

published on : 17th December 2020

A ticket to endless tension

If the anti-conversion law was aimed to protect vulnerable communities, the ordinance in UP on ‘love jihad’ moves uncomfortably into the realms of private space of individuals.

published on : 6th December 2020

India says UN selective in condemning religious persecution, fails to acknowledge violence against non-Abrahamic religions

India fully agrees that anti-Semitism, Islamaphobia and anti-Christian acts need to be condemned and the country also firmly condemns such acts, Ashish Sharma said.

published on : 3rd December 2020

Man held under MP Freedom of Religion Act for pressuring wife to 'adapt to his culture'

The woman, a Hindu, has lodged a complaint, stating that the man, Irshad Khan, harassed her and his family members and was allegedly pressurising her to adapt to their culture.

published on : 30th November 2020

Jharkhand Assembly passes resolution on ‘Sarna Code’

The resolution will seek a special column for followers of the ‘Sarna’ religion in the Census 2021.

published on : 11th November 2020

Fear drives people to faith

Fear drives people towards faith and not the understanding of spiritual principles or fundamental truths. It is said that in Kali Yug, only Kamsa Bhakti is beneficial, due to fear.

published on : 27th September 2020

Allahabad HC denies nod for Muharram procession, says govt action not discriminatory

The Bench said the state administration had put restrictions on all the religious events in the wake of the spread of COVID-19.

published on : 29th August 2020

Arunachal: Native cult leaders furious as altar desecrated during conversion

The act was committed in a house on July 4, purportedly during the family’s conversion to Christianity.

published on : 7th July 2020

MBBS student in Rishikesh held for objectionable post on Hindu religion

A fourth-year MBBS student of AIIMS hospital here was held for making objectionable comments on social media post against the Hindu religion.

published on : 21st May 2020

Pakistan clerics warn government against ban on religious congregations amidst coronavirus outbreak

The meeting did not acknowledge the official directives of a maximum of five persons inside mosques for the collective prayers.

published on : 14th April 2020

From South Korea to India, religious sects become coronavirus hotspots

In France, a five-day megachurch conference is reportedly being blamed for sparking the country's largest cluster of coronavirus cases.

published on : 1st April 2020

Special rituals at Andhra Pradesh Durga temple to ward off coronavirus

Endowments Commissioner M Padma, along with her family members and temple executive officer MV Suresh Babu, participated in the rituals conducted by the priests at yagasala.

published on : 22nd March 2020
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