Representatives from the community have questioned the need for an anti-conversion law, pointing out that India’s constitution gives the right to everyone to “propagate religion”. There is no national law restricting religious conversion, and attempts in the past to introduce such bills in parliament have failed.
Is religion conversion legal in India?
However, the court held that Article 25 does not give the right to convert but only “to transmit or spread one’s religion by an exposition of its tenets”. This has become the primary case that justified restrictions on conversion. After this judgment, several states passed their own anti-conversion laws.
Are conversions legal in India?
The offence of conversion has been deemed to be a cognizable and non-bailable, that can be tried in a magistrate’s court under the proposed law. Any person intending to convert to another religion after the law comes into force will have to notify the district magistrate two months in advance.
Is conversion allowed in Hinduism?
There is no official conversion process or ceremony for converting to the Hindu faith. To become a follower, one needs only to have the will and the commitment to study the scriptures and abide the proper practices.
Which religion converts most in India?
Today, India is home to around 94% of the global population of Hindus. Most Hindu shrines and temples are located in India, as are the birthplaces of most Hindu saints.
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How many Hindu convert to Christianity in India every year?
Conversion row: ‘Every year over 8 lakh Hindus become either Christians or Muslim’ A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader has made an astonishing claim about religious conversion of Hindus. Guwahati: A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader has made an astonishing claim about religious conversion of Hindus.
Which Indian state banned the forceful religious conversions?
Just a day after the Karnataka cabinet cleared the controversial Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill 2021, also known as the ‘anti-conversion Bill’, it was tabled before the state legislative assembly during the winter session on December 21.