Religious conversion Current Affairs, GK & News

Gujarat Governor gives assent to Bill Penalising Fraudulent Conversion by Marriage

Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat, has given his assent to Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021 along with 7 other bills. These bills were passed in March 2021 during the budget session of the state assembly. Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021 This bill is being also called as “anti-love jihad” Bill. It ..

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Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill Introduced in MP Assembly

The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has introduced the “Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021” in the assembly. This bill has replaced the ordinance that the government had brought to check the religious conversions through any fraudulent means. Highlights The new bill has replaced the ordinance which the government cleared in December 2020 and ..

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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 ..

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Pakistan to send report on forceful conversion of 2 kidnapped Hindu girls

Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs minister has asked Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on incident where 2 minority Hindu girls were kidnapped on Holi in Sindh province. The 2 girls, 13 year-old Raveena and 15-year old Reena were allegedly kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam in Ghotki district. This incident has led the ..

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Jharkhand Governor gives assent to Religious Freedom Bill, 2017

Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu gave her assent to the Jharkhand Religious Freedom Bill, 2017. The state government will now issue notification on the Religious Freedom Bill, after which it will become an Act. With this Jharkhand, become seventh state in the country to have anti-conversion law. Other six states with similar law are Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, ..

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