India: No National Law Against Conversions

The Indian government, run by the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has ruled out the possibility of a nationwide law regulating religious conversions, bringing cheer to Christian leaders.

G. Kishan Reddy, a junior minister in the Ministry of Home Affairs, told parliament that the government plans no national law against conversions, ending speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans such a law targeting Christians and Muslims.

“Prosecution of offenses related to religious conversions is primarily the concerns of state governments and union (federal) territory administrations,” Reddy told the national parliament on Feb. 2.

Source: UCANews

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