The Jharkhand government is planning to cancel the license of nearly 100 NGOs to receive foreign funds as they are involved in forced and illegal conversion. While only 100 will be effected at this time, several hundreds of christian organizations who claim to be providing social service are alleged to be using that as a front to force illegal conversions. This is going on actively in tribal areas in most states, and mainstream media is starting to report it. The situation in the north-eastern states is really dire as money and force is being used to convert people into Christianity and people are losing their native tribal customs and culture. Some north-eastern states are nearly 90+% christian, while others are over 40%. This is a insult to human dignity and should be stopped. In fact Mahatma Gandhi said to quote, “if he had the power to legislate, he would ban all conversions”. So now is the time to stop all conversions as the vast majority are illegal in nature.
Source: The Wire
- 11 Dec 2016
The idea of the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) which is causing heartburn in some sections in the India but being warmly encouraged by other sections, is a common practice in most countries. Strangely, India is an exception. As the chairman of the Law Commission says, implementing a UCC is about upholding human dignity, a fundamental right. Today, India has separate sets of personal laws for each religion governing marriage, divorce, succession, adoption and maintenance — judges and activists have noted that these laws discriminate against women. As the chairman of the law commission noted, this is not as big a deal as it sounds, as there is a common civil code and laws for other matters.
- 10 Jul 2016