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RSS pushes for anti-conversion law in Jharkhand

ICC Note

The anti-conversion law is meant to stop conversion of Hindus to Christianity. RSS is a Hindu nationalist group that fights to stop the spread of Christianity and other non-Hindu religious in India.

11/8/2010 India (Christian Today) – On Sunday, the chief of the RSS state unit, Jaggnath Sahi, told media that it would prompt the BJP-led government to draft a law that will prohibit religious conversion.

Stating that countries like China, Israel and others have banned conversion, Sahi said the same was needed in India.
Currently, anti-conversion laws are in force in six states – Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan.

In fact, the RSS, BJP and few fringe radical Hindu groups have been zealously pursuing for a national anti-conversion law which is contradictory to Article 25 of the Constitution which asserts freedom to profess, practice and propagate religion.

Although these laws are to curb religious conversions made by force, fraud or allurement, they have been invoked to make false accusations and arrests against Christians.

Incidentally, many members of these saffron outfits, including the RSS were recently accused of carrying out bomb blasts across the country.

Last month, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi branded the RSS as ‘fanatical’ and equated it with the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

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