UP govt asks police to deal 'sternly' with trouble-makers over conversions

In the backdrop of row surrounding conversion programmes, Uttar Pradesh government has issued detailed directives to all the sensitive districts of the state, and also asked their police chiefs to deal "sternly" with all those harming peace and order.

Conversions due to poverty and illiteracy: Puri Shankaracharya

To tackle the issue of conversion of Hindus, Puri Shankaracharya Swami Nischalananda Saraswati has said attention should be paid to the problems of poverty and illiteracy.

Probe ordered into Hindus' conversion to Christianity

Patna: A probe has been ordered into the conversions of nearly a dozen Hindus to Christianity in two Bihar villages, an official Wednesday said.

Skill development scheme for 100% jobs for minorities: Govt

A special skill development programme for minorities has been launched by the government with an aim to provide jobs to all of them who undergo it, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minorities from neighbouring countries to get five-year visa: Govt

Members of the minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be given five-years visa instead of one year as part of government's effort to address their grievances and according citizenship in future.

Hindus 'converted' to Christianity in Bihar village

Five poor Hindus, including three women, reportedly converted to Christianity at Barohiya village in this Bihar district, but later said they had gone to attend a prayer meeting in a church.

Conversion row: Additional security sought for Aligarh churches on Christmas eve

Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit here on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city.

Conversion issue: Zee Media report from Agra

The opposition MPs on Thursday continued to attack the NDA government in Lok Sabha expressing serious concern over forcible religious conversions organised in Agra reportedly by groups linked to the ruling party's ideological mentor RSS.

Religious conversion issue rocks Lok Sabha, government proposes law
Religious conversion issue rocks Lok Sabha, government proposes law

 The issue of alleged forced conversions in Agra rocked the Lok Sabha Thursday, even as the government proposed an anti-conversion law at both the central and state levels.

MHA seeks report from UP govt on alleged conversion in Agra

The Centre on Thursday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of alleged forceful conversion of some Muslims in Agra.

Religious conversion debate in Parliament: As it happened
Religious conversion debate in Parliament: As it happened

New Delhi: Fireworks over the issue of alleged forced conversion of Muslims into Hinduism began as a united Opposition attempted to attack the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre when both Houses convened for normal business on Thursday.

DNA: Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai honoured with Nobel Peace Prize 2014

The Indian Child Rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani Braveheart Malala Yousafzai was awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize 2014.

DNA analysis religious conversion of Muslim families in Agra

The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal organised a joint mass conversion ceremony where about 100 people, mostly slum dwellers, were on Monday 're-converted' and "brought back to the Hindu fold". Watch the complete analysis on DNA.

Special: Tricked into conversion or homecoming?

The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal organised a joint mass conversion ceremony where about 100 people, mostly slum dwellers, were on Monday 're-converted' and "brought back to the Hindu fold". Was it a tricked conversion or a true homecoming?

Special: Tricked into conversion or homecoming? Part 2

The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal organised a joint mass conversion ceremony where about 100 people, mostly slum dwellers, were on Monday 're-converted' and "brought back to the Hindu fold". Was it a tricked conversion or a true homecoming?

Special: Tricked into conversion or homecoming? Part 3

The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal organised a joint mass conversion ceremony where about 100 people, mostly slum dwellers, were on Monday 're-converted' and "brought back to the Hindu fold". Was it a tricked conversion or a true homecoming?

Special: Tricked into conversion or homecoming? Part 4

The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal organised a joint mass conversion ceremony where about 100 people, mostly slum dwellers, were on Monday 're-converted' and "brought back to the Hindu fold". Was it a tricked conversion or a true homecoming?

Agra: FIR against forced religious conversion

Police have filed an FIR against a Hindu outfit, an RSS offshoot, over the alleged forced reconversion of about 100 people to Hinduism here on Monday.

Religious conversion row hits Parliament; Centre passes the buck to state govt
Religious conversion row hits Parliament; Centre passes the buck to state govt

The issue of reported re-conversion of Muslim families to Hinduism in Agra, organised by an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), caused an uproar in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.

Babri Masjid case: Oldest litigant Hashim Ansari wants Ram Lalla 'set free'

The oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, has declared that he doesn't want to pursue the matter any further and wants 'Ram Lalla' (infant Ram) to be free.