Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves Bill against ‘Love Jihad’

BHOPAL — The Shivraj Singh Chouhan cabinet on Saturday approved the “Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Bill-2020 to check the rising cases of “love jihad” in the state. The Bill will be introduced in the upcoming Assembly session, and once passed will become a law. Under this law, there is a provision of awarding a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 1 lakh for forceful conversion of any person under the pretext of marriage. According to official information, in the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister, the “MP…

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Pakistan issues visas to Indian Hindu Yatrees for temples visit in Chakwal

New Delhi: Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has issued visas to two groups of Indian Hindu Yatrees in December 2020 for visit to their revered sites in Pakistan. According a  press note, the High Commission on Monday issued visa  to a  group of 47 Indian Hindu Yatrees. They would visit Shree Katas Raj Temples, also known as Qila Katas or complex of Katas Temples in Chakwal district of Punjab, Pakistan from 23-29 December 2020. The Katas Raj temples surround a sacred pond to Hindu devotees. Another group of 44…

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Owaisi’s AIMIM to contest urban local body polls in MP

Political experts believe that if the AIMIM contests the urban local body elections, the Congress is expected to suffer a political dent. BHOPAL — The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) led by Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi would contest the upcoming urban local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, for which the party has devised a strategy to conduct a survey in the Muslim-dominated areas of the state. The urban local body polls using EVMs are likely to be held in Madhya Pradesh in February next year for which the State Election…

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How Shaheen Baghagh protests have indirectly inspired the farmers’ protest

By Abdul Sattar Shaik Recently a video caught my attention of the farmer’s agitating against the farm bills 2020. While they were trying to prove the legitimacy and effectiveness of the protests, they somehow pointed out in a very disparaging way that, the protests by the farmers are very different from that of Shaheen Bagh, AMU, Jamia, JNU, and others. The video tries to portray these protests in a poor light, when in comparison to those that the farmers are doing. This article will make an analysis, of how the protests…

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Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves bill against ‘love jihad’

Words such as love jihad are not mentioned in the anti-conversion bill. However, it has been decided that those voluntarily converting to other religions would have to give information to the District Magistrate 60 days in advance. BHOPAL — The Shivraj Singh Chouhan cabinet on Saturday approved the “Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Bill-2020 to check the rising cases of “love jihad” in the state. The Bill will be introduced in the upcoming Assembly session, and once passed will become a law. Under this law, there is a provision of awarding a…

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