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Christian conversions and abuse of religious freedom in India

Brahm Datt Bharti

Christian conversions and abuse of religious freedom in India

by Brahm Datt Bharti

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Published by Erabooks, sole distributors, A.K. Corp. in Vellore, Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Christianity -- India -- Controversial literature.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [78]-81.

      StatementBrahm Datt Bharti.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR1155 .B49
      The Physical Object
      Pagination81 p. ;
      Number of Pages81
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4247739M
      LC Control Number80904175

        For these radicals, to be Indian is to be Hindu; therefore, to be Christian is to revoke your Indian identity. A report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) found that “In , religious freedom conditions continued a downward trend in India. India’s history as a multicultural and multi. Christian leaders and activists in India are pinning hopes on the Supreme Court to set aside guidelines made by a state court on individuals changing religion. India’s top court on April 5 postponed hearing a petition of Christian leaders that challenged the guidelines of Rajasthan high court, saying the directions violate religious freedom.

        07/30/ Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – On J Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of India’s Haryana state, announced his intention to propose the addition of a Freedom of Religion Act to his state’s legal ing to similar acts, religious conversions would be regulated by the state government, and forced religious conversions would be criminalized. Religious violence was also witnessed during the Portuguese rule of Goa that began in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain kingdoms (–) In early medieval India, there were numerous recorded instances of temple desecration by Indian kings against rival Indian kingdoms, involving conflict between devotees of different Hindu deities, as well as between Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.

      This book shows how Christian converts and communities continue to make contributions to Indian society, even amid social pressure and violent persecution. In a time of controversy in India about the legitimacy of conversion and the value of religious diversity, Christianity in India addresses the complex issues of faith, identity, caste, and.   Religious Freedom for Minorities Continues to Deteriorate in Nepal. 04/24/ Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that five Christians, including an American citizen and an Indian citizen, were arrested by authorities in Nepal and charged with attempted proselytization. The arrests come as religious freedom in Nepal .


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Christian conversions and abuse of religious freedom in India by Brahm Datt Bharti Download PDF EPUB FB2

Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana's chief minister, said this week his administration would introduce a bill against religious conversion by force, marriages, or through inducement for the specific purpose of adopting a religion, the U.S.-based persecution watchdog International Christian Concern said, quoting Indian newspapers.

It replaces the state’s Freedom of Religion Act ofwhich banned religious conversion as a result of force or inducement.

The new law extends the definition of forced religious conversion to include conversion that takes place as a result of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, inducement, marriage, or other fraudulent means. Genre/Form: Controversial literature: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bharti, Brahm Datt, Christian conversions and abuse of religious freedom in India.

Far from promoting or protecting religious freedom, India’s anti-conversion laws have undermined the religious freedom guaranteed under the Indian constitution, and international covenants to which India is a signatory.

Anti-conversion laws fail to achieve the very purpose for which they have been : ADF International. Take its vehement rejection of anti-conversion legislation in India as a violation of religious freedom. This derives from the Christian belief.

RELIGIOUS CONVERSION AND FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN INDIA: DEBATES AND DILEMMAS Neha Chauhan* Abstract Almost all the countries in the world guarantee freedom of religion in some form or the other.

Such a guarantee assumes special importance in a multi- included in the right so far as Christian citizenship is concerned. India’s Freedom of Religion Acts or “anti-conversion” laws are state-level statutes that have been enacted to regulate religious conversions.

The laws are in force in eight out of twenty-nine states: Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Prades h, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand. While there. 08/12/ India (International Christian Concern) – Media sources in India have learned that the BJP-led government is preparing to introduce a nationwide anti-conversion bill in the next session of Parliament.

Many religious minorities in India, including Christians, fear the enactment of such a law because of the widespread abuse of similar state-level anti-conversion laws. Government leaders in India were issued a stern warning recently from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in their annual report on the state of religious.

Most attacks on Christians are launched under the pretext of the alleged “forcible” conversion of Hindus. Several Indian states have had draconian “anti-conversion” laws, termed as Freedom of Religion Acts, for decades but no Christian has been convicted of “forcibly” converting anyone to Christianity.

Anti-Christian violence in India is religiously-motivated violence against Christians in India. Violence against Christians has been seen by the organization Human Rights Watch as a tactic used to meet political ends. The acts of violence include arson of churches, conversion of Christians by force and threats of physical violence, sexual assaults, murder of Christian priests and destruction.

A Christian missionary and father-of-four was brutally murdered by a Maoist group in India angered by his mission work amid a rise in religious persecution across the country. Morning Star News reports that on J a Maoist group in the Gadchiroli district of India’s Maharashtra state shot and killed Munshi Dev Tado, a year-old.

India ranks as the 10th worst country in the world when it comes to Christian persecution, according to Open Doors USA’s World Watch List. Nelson urged congressional staffers and members of Congress to bring up the issues of religious freedom when engaging with India’s political leaders.

India, which the author of the book has pushed under the carpet, is that in accom-modating the interests and the status of the converted elite, Christianity freely accommodated casteism too.

This hap-pened in the case of Islam too in India. The most important question which bothers the author in the book is why religious conversion is so.

Anti-conversion laws. And as increasing numbers of Dalits become Christians, more states in India are reacting by passing anti-conversion laws, which, believes Paul Robinson, ‘will pave the way for further violence.’ The latest state to legislate against freedom of faith is Uttarakhand.

Religious Freedom and Mass Conversion in India argues that, although the right to religious freedom is enshrined in India's constitution, mass conversions to minority religions have complicated the practice of this right, which is increasingly invoked to restrict, rather than.

Meanwhile, 8 out of 29 states in India have passed “anti-conversion laws,” which are meant to act as a deterrent against religious conversions carried out by force, fraud, or other inducements.

It is astonishing to note that the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report, released by the US Department of State on Jranks India.

Ironically named freedom of religion laws, which are better described as anti-conversion laws, are now in effect in eight states in India. Jharkhand and Uttarakhand have joined this list.

Freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by Article of the Constitution of India. Modern India came into existence in and the Indian constitution's preamble was amended in to state that India is a secular state. However, in S.R Bommai v. Union of India, Supreme Court of India ruled that India was already a secular state from the time it adopted its.

There is no fundamental right to conduct a religious service in India, and Hindu fundamentalist groups are finding ways to ban public Christian worship. Thu, Subscribe. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its global survey rated India as one of a dozen Tier-2 countries for religious restrictions, behind.

So you have these anti-conversion laws, which are not really known as anti-conversion laws, they are known as freedom of religion acts, but actually they stifle the freedom of religion.