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Understanding politics around Anti-conversion Laws in Adivasis dominated states

Understanding politics around Anti-conversion Laws in Adivasis dominated states

Anti-conversion laws in India, ironically also known as Freedom of Religion Acts, are state-level laws that have been enacted to regulate religious conversion. To date, Ten states out of twenty-eight states have enacted these laws: Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. Haryana, this February, has introduced an anti-conversion bill in the[Read More…]

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Protect the spiritual rights of Adivasis: Shivu J.A

Protect the spiritual rights of Adivasis: Shivu J.A

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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Withdraw Anti-Conversion Laws in view of the harm and persecution that have been unleashed on the Christians in the country

Withdraw Anti-Conversion Laws in view of the harm and persecution that have been unleashed on the Christians in the country

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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Anti-Conversion Laws Violate Constitutional Rights: Dr Sandeep Pandey

Anti-Conversion Laws Violate Constitutional Rights: Dr Sandeep Pandey

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 29/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
The Anti-Conversion Bill in Haryana is Worse than the Karnataka Bill

The Anti-Conversion Bill in Haryana is Worse than the Karnataka Bill

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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`Whom I Worship Is My Business!’ – Mallika Sarabhai

`Whom I Worship Is My Business!’ – Mallika Sarabhai

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 23/03/2022 1 comment India
Anti-Conversion Laws are Anti-Adivasi

Anti-Conversion Laws are Anti-Adivasi

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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The Anti-Conversion Laws Target Freedom of Religion and Conscience

The Anti-Conversion Laws Target Freedom of Religion and Conscience

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 09/03/2022 1 comment India
Anti-Conversion Laws Restrict Individual Freedom to Practice Faith or Belief of One’s Own Choice

Anti-Conversion Laws Restrict Individual Freedom to Practice Faith or Belief of One’s Own Choice

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 08/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
The Anti-Conversion Laws are Anti-Women, Anti-Dalit and Anti Minorities

The Anti-Conversion Laws are Anti-Women, Anti-Dalit and Anti Minorities

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 06/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Do Not Treat Dalits and Adivasis as Objects. Repeal Anti-Conversion Laws!

Do Not Treat Dalits and Adivasis as Objects. Repeal Anti-Conversion Laws!

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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Anti- Conversion Laws are attempts to intimidate Christian Community: Dr. Ram Puniyani

Anti- Conversion Laws are attempts to intimidate Christian Community: Dr. Ram Puniyani

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

by 28/02/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Say No to Anti-Conversion Laws, It is contrary to the Indian Constitution: Tushar Gandhi

Say No to Anti-Conversion Laws, It is contrary to the Indian Constitution: Tushar Gandhi

Karnataka Government has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill in the Assembly despite stiff opposition from civil society and political parties. The Bill is expected to be tabled in the upper house to be made into a law. The Anti-Conversion Laws affect Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Women. It restricts the rights of an Indian citizen to choose one’s religion. It violates[Read More…]

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Thousands Join The Campaign Against Anti-Conversion Laws In India

Thousands Join The Campaign Against Anti-Conversion Laws In India

Many prominent citizens in India demanded for a Repeal of All Anti-Conversion Laws in India, in the context of the Anti-Conversion Bill scheduled to be tabled in Karnataka Upper House on February 14, 2022. The initial signatories for the Petition to the President of India included nationally well known citizens like Admiral L Ramdas ( Former Chief of Naval Staff of[Read More…]

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Signature Campaign: Citizens Demand Repeal of Anti-Conversion Laws in India

Signature Campaign: Citizens Demand Repeal of Anti-Conversion Laws in India

  REPEAL Anti-Conversion Laws! They undermine India’s Constitution, Secular Heritage and Human Rights We, the citizens of secular and democratic India, are shocked to witness the , moves of the state governments ruled by the BJP and other political parties, targeting Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and Hindu women using Anti-Conversion Laws in India. Hindutva elements in various parties, and specially[Read More…]

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Margaret Alva questions PM Modi’s silence on attack against minorities

Margaret Alva questions PM Modi’s silence on attack against minorities

To Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister Government of India South Block, Raisina Hill New Delhi-110 011. Dear Prime Minister, I write to you, the Leader of our great Democratic,Secular, Socialist Republic of India, governed by a Constitution which enshrines the fundamental rights and freedoms of Indian citizens, irrespective of caste, colour, race or creed, as a senior concerned citizen who[Read More…]

by 13/01/2022 1 comment India
Let us convert and get converted

Let us convert and get converted

I have a confession to make. That I have been converted many times. From one faith to another to yet another, endlessly. And I simply love it. Sometimes I got converted through the power of a compelling idea, just by reading a wonderful book. Or watching a well-made movie or listening to a song (especially sung by Mohammad Rafi saheb).[Read More…]

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104 Organisations Resist Anti-Conversion Laws through a Poster Campaign

104 Organisations Resist Anti-Conversion Laws through a Poster Campaign

104 organisations have endorsed the poster campaign against the Anti-Conversion Laws in India. We request you to circulate, release and share the material. Karnataka Legislative Assembly has passed the Anti-Conversion Bill despite stiff opposition from the opposition parties. However, it is not yet tabled in the upper house to make it a law. The Anti-Conversion Law affects Christians, Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis and[Read More…]

by 07/01/2022 Comments are Disabled India
No Need for Anti-Conversion Law

No Need for Anti-Conversion Law

This is a preliminary compilation of legal provisions which are on the statute books and give the lie to the argument that the proposed anti-conversion law in Karnataka is filling a much needed legal gap. A perusal of these provisions will indicate that there is no need for an anti-conversion law to cover the use of force and fraud and[Read More…]

by 26/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Thousands Protest Against Karnataka Anti-Conversion Bill In Bangalore

Thousands Protest Against Karnataka Anti-Conversion Bill In Bangalore

Today the streets of Bangalore saw an outpour of citizens in large numbers to protest against the anti-people and unconstitutional ‘Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill 2021’. The rally began from Mysore Bank Circle and culminated at Freedom Park. A broad coalition of more than 40 organisations vociferously demanded that the Bill be withdrawn as the Government[Read More…]

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Freedom of Religion Bill is an Instrument of Hindu Rashtra

Freedom of Religion Bill is an Instrument of Hindu Rashtra

The anti-conversion law in India is a double-edged sword: a step towards Hindu Rashtra perpetuating caste supremacy The Freedom of Religion Act known as anti-conversion law in India is a double edged sword. Its twin objectives are establishment of Hindu Rashtra and it perpetuates caste supremacy. The minorities, dalits and adivasis constitute nearly 40% of India’s population; of which Dalit[Read More…]

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Criminalizing the Practice of Faith

Criminalizing the Practice of Faith

A report by PUCL Karnataka on the Hate Crimes on Christians in Karnataka, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Criminalizing the Practice of Faith, A report by PUCL Karnataka on the Hate Crimes on Christians in Karnataka, 2021, traces the hate crimes perpetrated against Christians in Karnataka by Hindutva groups. The point this report seeks to make is that the myth of conversion[Read More…]

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Fact Finding Report of attacks against Christians in North Karnataka

Fact Finding Report of attacks against Christians in North Karnataka

Religious Liberty Commission of EFI records 39 incidents against Christians in Karnataka since January 2021. In the wake of the media reported attacks against Christians in North Karnataka, a fact-finding team from EFI’s Religious Liberty Commission visited the region, travelling to 8 towns and cities and meeting at least 12 pastors and Christian leaders who have experienced opposition and harassment[Read More…]

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Understanding India’s ‘Anti-Conversion’ Laws

Understanding India’s ‘Anti-Conversion’ Laws

India is home to multiple religious beliefs and practices, including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. In the past, the country has been known for not only its diversity but also tolerance. It is widely believed that because of this tolerance, religions that originated in other countries/regions flourished in India. However, the use of religion in political[Read More…]

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Karnataka Anti-Conversion Law Is Meant For Persecution

Karnataka Anti-Conversion Law Is Meant For Persecution

An Interview of Archbishop of Bangalore Rev. Peter Machado by K.P. Sasi Q: Sir, to begin with, I would like to know something about your background, where you were born, where all you ave studied? How did you become a priest ? What motivated you to become a Priest and how you have become a Bishop? And now you are[Read More…]

by 11/12/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Choosing My Religion – Proposed Karnataka Freedom of Religion Bill

Choosing My Religion – Proposed Karnataka Freedom of Religion Bill

Presented during the webinar organised by the National Solidarity Forum on `Threat to Religious Freedom’ on December 9, 2021. This was Dr. Ram Puniyani’s introduction for the webinar. Other presentations will follow. Under the rising dominance of right wing politics many a Indian States have introduced Bills; ironically called “Freedom of Religion”, which essentially curb the freedom of religion. Most[Read More…]

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