The issue of forced conversion in the country has also been considered serious by the country’s highest court ‘Supreme Court’. The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the cases of forced conversion. The Supreme Court, while hearing a petition related to forced conversion, said that it is a serious issue, which affects the security of the nation and freedom of religion. The top court said that necessary steps should be taken immediately to stop the forced conversions.
Affidavit should be filed by the central government
The Supreme Court said that the central government will have to clarify its stand on the issue of forced conversion. The Supreme Court also warned that a “very difficult situation” would emerge if forced conversions were not stopped. In this regard, the Supreme Court says that forced conversion is a very serious issue and as far as religion is concerned, it can affect the freedom of conscience of citizens as well as the security of the nation.
The Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. The plea had sought a direction to the Center and the states to take stringent measures to check fraudulent conversions by giving “threats, luring gifts and money”.
The Supreme Court said that the central government should clarify its stand on this issue. Also asked to file an affidavit on the petition seeking strict steps to control the cases of religious conversion on the basis of fraud and deception. The Supreme Court said that now the next hearing of this matter will be done on November 28.
Very difficult situation if forced conversion is not stopped
A bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Hima Kohli asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to suggest measures to prevent such cases in which conversion is being done through means like inducement. The bench said that this is a very serious matter. The central government should make serious efforts to stop forced conversions. The Supreme Court said that you tell us what action you propose.
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