Supreme Court Wants Action Against Forced Religious Conversions!

Mon Dec 05 2022 17:55:26 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been acting tough against the alleged forced religious conversions. The saffron party already brought anti-Conversion laws in states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and others to deal with it. The bills say those who indulge in forced conversions will have to face a jail term along with a fine.

Giving support to this, the Supreme Court once again said forced conversions are a serious issue and cannot be seen casually. A bench of the Supreme Court heard the petition today and made some crucial comments.

The bench of justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar heard a petition filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay heard a petition against the forced conversions today. Talking about the forced conversions the bench said that the practice is against the Constitution.

Finding fault with the practice of converting people by luring them with gifts, the bench asked the Union government to file a detailed report on this and posted the next hearing on the matter to the 12th of this month.

Talking about charity the bench reportedly said that doing charity is welcomed in the nation but the purpose of charity cannot be conversion and the intention of the charity should be clear.

"The purpose of charity should not be conversion; every charity or good work is welcome; but what is required to be considered is the intention: Supreme Court on "forced" religious conversions," the bench is said to have told during the hearing.

As the Supreme Court is also of the same views on conversions as the BJP it would be easy for the party to implement the anti-conversion law in the country.