Freedom of religion Current Affairs, GK & News

Himachal Pradesh anti-conversion law: Key Facts

The recent murder in Faridabad’s Ballabhgarh has again ignited discussions over the forced religious conversions.  In the last few years, it is a topic of major debate that girls of a particular community are forced to convert their religion and there is a need to curb it. After the murder of a girl in broad ..




US launches International Religious Freedom Alliance

The United States recently launched the International Religious Freedom Alliance, which is aimed at protecting and preserving religious freedom across the world. The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the formal launch of the alliance. As many as 27 countries have joined the alliance and the prominent countries among them are Australia, Brazil, the ..


Country of Particular Concern (CPC)

Country of Particular Concern (CPC) is a designation by the United States Secretary of State (under authority delegated by the President) of a nation guilty of particularly severe violations of religious freedom under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) of 1998 and its amendment of 1999. The term “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” means systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom.  The ..


Netanyahu favours bill to stop mosque noise

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has come in favour of the bill which calls for reducing the volume of calls to prayer coming from mosques resting his stance on the complaints coming from citizens. Netanyahu has stated that people from all religions have complained about the noise coming from various houses of prayers innumerable times. Many ..