Right-wing Hindu leader Sadhvi Ritambhara on Saturday said religious conversion should not be based on fear or inducements, and claimed many non-Hindus in India were willing to come back to their "original" faith.
Amid a raging row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, a Hindu organisation has announced its plan to "convert a large number of people" on December 25, which was welcomed by the local BJP MP who said people are within their rights to choose their religion.
The issue of reported re-conversion of Muslim families to Hinduism in Agra, organised by an offshoot of RSS, caused an uproar in both Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue in Rajya Sabha as soon as the House met, demanding the government to answer on mass conversi
Expressing unhappiness over the politicisation of the Babri case, Mohammad Hashim Ansari,who has been fighting the case since 1959, said that he doesn't want to pursue the matter any further and wants 'Ram Lalla' (infant Ram) to be free.
Voicing concern over incidents of violence and discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, ethnicity and economic status, Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Friday said a system of governance is required where there is a fuller accountability and no "culture of impunity".
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke strongly on the issue of terrorism at the East Asia Summit, calling for a "genuinely international partnership against all terrorism" and to reject any linkage between religion and terrorism.
Amid a raging debate over 'love jihad', senior BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti today said it is a "social problem" which has now come into the ambit of religion, and that "solution" to it can be found only by parents concerned and religious leaders.
Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania on Sunday that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.