CONVERSION

  • Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court 16 hours 23 minutes ago

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of...
  • Opposition derails pre-lunch sitting of RS, House adjourned twice 19 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: For the fifth day in succession, a united opposition led by Congress on Friday created turmoil in Rajya Sabha demanding a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on forcible religious conversions, leading to two adjournments before lunch. Leader of the Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad made...
  • PM Modi won't make a statement on Agra conversion row in Parliament: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even as uproar continues in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row in Agra with the opposition demanding a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government sources say that there is not even a chance that the PM will speak in the House over the issue. According to sources,...
  • Parliament live: PM in Rajya Sabha, Opposition insists on his statement on conversion row Yesterday

    Parliament proceedings are likely to be interrupted once again on Thursday as government sources tell CNN-IBN Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to make a statement on the conversion row. ...
  • Conversion row rocks Parliament, Shashi Tharoor says PM Modi should do 'ghar vapasi' to Lok Sabha 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With only four more sessions left in the winter session of Parliament, opposition parties continues to derail proceedings in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying, "Modiji should so ghar vapasi (home coming) to Lok...
  • Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till December 25 2 days ago

    Aligarh: Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said. Dharam Jagaran Samiti, a western UP-based Hindutva group, on Tuesday called off its controversial conversion programme scheduled for December 25, ending days of stand-off. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, while welcoming...
  • Modi's second warning to BJP MPs: Don't cross 'Lakshman Rekha' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: At a time when religious issues are taking predominance over development issues of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday again warned the ruling BJP MPs against crossing the "Lakshman Rekha" (limits) by making controversial statements, sources said. The PM's warning came in the...
  • RSS asks Dharm Jagran to call off conversion drive in Aligarh on December 25: Sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) offshoot Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) has been called off, sources said on Tuesday. The exact reasons behind the calling off of conversion are not known but the sources said the...
  • Agra conversion issue rocks Rajya Sabha, Deputy Chairman reprimands MPs for unruly behaviour 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The issue of alleged forced conversion in Agra rocked Parliament once again with unruly scenes witnessed in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Opposition MPs entered the well of the House, shouting slogans against the government. They were demanding a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue. Congress MP...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders 3 days ago

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day over religious conversion issue 3 days ago

    The opposition parties in Parliament take up the issue of alleged forced conversion and demand a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The NDA government will table the Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha, the major reform by the Modi government. ...
  • Saradha scam: Mamara Banerjee to protest in Delhi on Wednesday, BJP-TMC tussle intensifies 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The face-off between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to intensify in the coming days as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a protest in the national capital on Wednesday over her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra's arrest by the Central Bureau...
  • Conversion row: Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve 4 days ago

    Aligarh: Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city. "Following reports that the organizers of this 'ghar wapsi' programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and...
  • UP: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to attend proposed conversion ceremony in Aligarh, says nothing wrong in it 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Despite the Uttar Pradesh police not allowing the mass conversion ceremony being planned in Aligarh on December 25, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath had said he would attend the proposed ceremony. He said that there was nothing wrong if people re-convert to Hinduism if they are doing it willingly. "There...
  • Won't allow mass conversion in Aligarh under any circumstance: Police 5 days ago

    Aligarh: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 will not be allowed under "any circumstance" and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped in the city, a senior police official said on Sunday. "Under no circumstances will we allow the proposed mass conversation...
  • Will go ahead with its homecoming programme on December 25: Dharam Jagaran Samiti 6 days ago

    Aligarh: Notwithstanding the warning by the district administration, the Dharam Jagaran Samiti -- a western UP-based Hindutva group, has said it will go ahead with its reconversion programme on December 25. "This is not conversion programme but a ceremony to welcome those who had left the Hindu fold in the past...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP 1 week ago

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • Agra chaupal: People feel misled after conversion row 1 week ago

    In the center of political uproar are the families who were allegedly forcibly converted and their fate is yet to be decided. ...
  • News 360: CBI arrests West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra 1 week ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta politics". ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 1 week ago

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  • Agra conversion row: People cry foul play, Opposition uproar in Parliament 1 week ago

    Agra: Barely three kilometers away from Taj Mahal the Ved Nagar slum is trying to reassert it's identity. The slum is home to 200 rag-pickers like Ramzan and is now the center of a raging controversy. Ramzan said that he had no idea the havan ceremony performed four days ago...
  • UP: Police announces reward for main accused in Agra conversion row 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Local police has announced a cash reward for the arrest of Kishori Lal Balmiki, main accused in the "forced conversion" of about 100 people mostly Muslim slum dwellers in Agra to Hinduism, a top official said on Friday. "The Agra police has declared a cash reward of Rs 5000 on...
  • Agra conversion row: Need to form a law against it, says BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak 1 week ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they were not responsible to stop the conversions going on in Agra. "I am against such conversions, need to form a law against it," said Vijay Bahadur. ...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki 1 week ago

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row 1 week ago

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • I have an RSS background and I am proud of it, says Venkaiah Naidu December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he was proud to have an RSS background. He said he could not remain silent when the parent organization was being attacked by the opposition parties. He said these while replying to a debate on Agra religious conversions in Lok...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 11, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • Conversion politics: Are netas playing with fire? December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...