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[Breaking] PIL in Delhi HC Seeking Direction To Control Religious Conversion By Threatening, Intimidating, Superstition & Black Magic

Lawstreet Journal 3 Jun 2022 3:43pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary [Breaking] PIL in Delhi HC Seeking Direction To Control Religious Conversion By Threatening, Intimidating, Superstition & Black Magic

In the Delhi High Court, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking an appropriate writ order or direction to the Centre and Delhi Government to prohibit religious conversion by intimidating, threatening, and deceivingly luring through gifts and monetary benefits and by using black magic and superstition.

Adv. Upadhyay filed this plea to take appropriate steps to control religious conversion in the spirit of the observations made by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India. The plea mentions the famous Sarla Mudgal Case (1995) and the Rev. Stainislaus Case (1977).

The petition submits that religious conversion by “the carrot and the stick” and “by hook or crook” not only offends Articles 14, 15, 21, 25, but also against the principles of secularism, which is an integral part of the basic structure of the Constitution. Petitioner submits with dismay that Centre and Delhi Government have failed to control menace of black magic superstition & deceitful religious conversion, though it’s their duty under Article 51A.

The submissions of the PIL are as follows:

1.       The Constitution of India is made by the Indians and for the Indians. Indian Constitution protects and propagates Indian languages not foreign languages, Indian religions not foreign religions, Indian traditions not foreign traditions, Indian culture not foreign culture. Therefore, being custodian of the Constitution, the Court cannot be a mute spectator if followers of Indian religions are being converted to foreign religion by use of force, allurement or… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Ashwini Upadhyay   Black Magic   Religious Conversion   Constitution of India   Article 14   Article 15   Article 21   Article 25   Indian Penal Code 1860   secularism   rule of law   Rev. Stainislaus Case   Sarla Mudgal Case   Section 296A   Section 298A   Section 375A   Section 409A   Section 493A  
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