Religious conversion does not change caste, says Madras high court

Religious conversion does not change caste, says Madras high court Sureshkumar | TNN | Nov 26, 2021, 02:21 IST CHENNAI: Conversion from one religion to another religion will not change the caste of a person which he belongs to, Madras high court has ruled, nixing a bid by a Dalit man, who embraced Christianity, to obtain an inter-caste marriage certificate to get priority in government jobs. Dalit-converts are […]

State cannot prevent interfaith marriages, says Indian court

State cannot prevent interfaith marriages, says Indian court Allahabad High Court underlines importance of religious freedom as a human right in civilized states UCA News reporter Published: November 25, 2021 05:59 AM GMT ▾ Indian rights activists hold a protest in Bangalore, on Dec. 1, 2020, against the decision of Bharatiya Janata Party-led governments in states […]

Belagavi: Cops ask Protestants to not hold mass in halls

Belagavi: Cops ask Protestants to not hold mass in halls Shreyas HS | TNN | Nov 23, 2021, 07:26 IST Image used for representational purpose BELAGAVI: Police have barred Protestants from renting community halls or other places in Belagavi district for holding prayer congregations over concerns of lawand-order disruption. The Protestants do not have a dedicated church in Belagavi. They have […]

Karnataka: Mahasabha set to launch ‘ghar wapsi’ drive

  B V Shiva Shankar | TNN | Updated: Nov 22, 2021, 17:48 IST BENGALURU: While the government plans to promulgate in an anti-conversion law to curb what it calls “illegal religious conversions”, the Akhila Bharatha Veerashaiva Mahasabha , the top decision-making body of the Veerashaiva-Lingayat community, plans to launch a ‘ghar wapsi’ drive. The move has raised eyebrows […]

Sullia: Korga families converted to Christianity denied govt facilities in Panja GP

Sullia: Korga families converted to Christianity denied govt facilities in Panja GP   Wed, Nov 03 2021 10:57:17 PM Daijiworld Media Network – Sullia (MS) Sullia, Nov 3: The families who got converted to Christianity as they felt that they were oppressed by the higher caste people in the Hindu religion to which they belonged […]

Stop forced conversion, people must declare faith change: RSS

Stop forced conversion, people must declare faith change: RSS TNN | Oct 31, 2021, 03:43 IST The Sangh would welcome the passing of any anti-conversion bill, RSS general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said. (PTI) DHARWAD: The RSS said on Saturday that forced religious conversion should stop and those who change their faith should announce it. The Sangh also said it […]

Karnataka: Church survey may be put on the back burner

Karnataka: Church survey may be put on the back burner B V Shiva Shankar | TNN | Updated: Oct 28, 2021, 06:35 IST OPEN APP The move elicited sharp reactions from political parties and religious institutions. BENGALURU: The proposal to survey churches and bible societies to weed out unauthorised churches and to curb forced religious conversion is apparently being […]

Karnataka legislative panel orders survey of churches, staff

Karnataka legislative panel orders survey of churches, staff The statements and actions come at a time when the Bommai-led government appears keen on introducing a bill to stop and punish anyone involved in forced conversions in the BJP-led administration. A legislative committee on backward classes and minorities welfare has ordered a survey of authorised and […]

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