Anti Conversion Bill

  • Anti-Conversion Bill generates heat in Rajasthan again March 20, 2008

    The controversial Anti-Conversion Bill comes up for discussion and passage in the Rajasthan Assembly on Thursday. In April 2006, the Rajasthan government had passed the Anti-Conversion Bill but it is yet to get the assent of the President. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government says the bill will help check rampant religious...
  • US discredits India for 'rising attacks on minorities' September 15, 2007

    New Delhi: The US State Department has reported deterioration in religious freedom in India and cited cases of 'organised societal attacks' against minority groups in the country. Noting that a vast majority of citizens of all religions lived in peaceful co-existence in India, the Bush administration also said that...
  • Jains fight it out, cite Nehru's letter September 24, 2006

    New Delhi: Agitated over the Gujarat government's move to club them with Hindus, Jain leaders have cited a letter written by the Government of first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru that contained an assurance that the community's distinct religious character would be protected. Circulating the letter to the media, the Digambar Jain...