Navigating through the Troubled Waters: An Analysis of the Anti-Conversion Laws

  • Nandini Singh
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  • Nandini Singh

    Student at Ideal Institute of Management & School of Law, GGSIPU, Delhi, India

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India has two million gods and worships them all. In Religion, all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire - Mark Twain Basking in the afterglow of the warmth of freedom capitulated by our freedom fighters 75 years ago, India has been set in the aegis of multi religionism with Secularism as an inextricable aspect entrenched in the Constitution of India and Article 25 further warranting every citizen the Right to practice, profess and propagate his Religion. In recent times albeit, it has been endangered due to the malady of hatred that is being propagated by political parties as per their vendettas and causing many quagmires. Exacerbating the situation further, due to rampant conversions being carried out illegally in the garb of the Right to the propagation of one’s Religion, lawmakers with an intendment to curb the macabre practice inducted The Anti-Conversion Laws, the coming of which caused much furore with many purporting them to be discriminatory and tantamount to a succinct infraction of the sacrosanct rights that our Constitution vouchsafes while others averred it incumbent to combat the horrendous practice. The recent stance is the promulgation of Anti-Conversion Laws in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the neoteric incidents pertinent that have shaken the sanctimonious preambular spirits resulting in jeopardisation of rights of the minorities in the Country. The following paper aims at meticulously scrutinising the Anti-Conversion Laws and their ramifications in different states and extrapolating if they inculcate the spirit of communal apartheid or bolster the concept of Secularism in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 163 - 173


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