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Filed Before Supreme Court Seeking Law to Control Black Magic, Superstitions & Forceful Religious Conversions [READ PIL]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2021 1:53am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Filed Before Supreme Court Seeking  Law to Control Black Magic, Superstitions & Forceful Religious Conversions [READ PIL]

Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, an Advocate and a BJP Leader filed a PIL before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Central as well as the State Government in order to control black magic, superstitions and forceful religious conversions. 

The Petitioner supported his submissions by citing the Sarla Mudgal Case (1995) 3 SCC6 635 in which directions were issued to the Central Government in order to know the viability to enact an Anti-Conversion Law.

He stated how incidents of forceful religious conversions by use of black magic, use of “carrot and stick,” are reported extensively throughout the country every week. 

He also pointed out the fact that more often that not, the victims of these forceful conversions are persons that belong to socially and economically under privileged strata, specifically belonging to the SC-ST.

He submitted that this is against the Principles of Secularism along with Article 14, 21 and 25 of the Constitution, both of which are parts of basic structures of the constitution. Even after this, there have been absolutely no firm efforts by the Government to control these malpractices. 

The plea states, "It is necessary to state that Centre is empowered to make special provisions for the benefit of women and children under Article 15(3) and freedom of conscience, free profession, practice & propagation of religion under Article 25 is subject to public order, morality, health and other provisions of Part-III. Moreover, directive principles are affirmative instructions to the Centre to secure social, economic and political Justice; Liberty of thought, , expression, belief, faith… Continue Reading...

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