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Freedom of Religion and Anti Conversion Laws in India: An Overview

ILI Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 106, 2010

23 Pages Posted: 1 May 2010  

Saadiya Suleman

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia; Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Law School, Noida

Date Written: February 1, 2010

Abstract

Indian constitution stands on the bedrock of secularism though nowhere in the original constitution the word secularism‘ was mentioned. Indian political circuit, in recent times has seen the dirtiest forms of politico-religious quagmires. With five states of the Indian Union making laws regulating religious conversions in a span of seven years, adding to existing three state laws, and palpable apprehension in the atmosphere could well be sensed. It is to be noted here that anti conversion laws are not a new phenomenon and though they have become more politicised and negatively publicized after the series of new state legislations they were very much in existence even prior to Independence.

Keywords: Anti conversion, Freedom of Religion

Suggested Citation

Suleman, Saadiya, Freedom of Religion and Anti Conversion Laws in India: An Overview (February 1, 2010). ILI Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 106, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1597854

Saadiya Suleman (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia

Jamia Nagar
Jamia Millia Islamia(Centre University)
New Delhi, Delhi 110025
India

Symbiosis International University - Symbiosis Law School, Noida ( email )

Block A 47/48, Sector-62
SLS-NOIDA
Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
India

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