Register FIRs in cases of forced conversions: UP to officials

Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday directed all district magistrates and police chiefs to immediately lodge FIRs on getting information about "forced conversions" and initiate action as per the rules.

Agra reconversion: Raids on to nab main accused

The city police on Thursday carried out several raids to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced reconversion of over 100 people to Hinduism.

UP's Minority Commission seeks report on conversion from DM, SSP

Uttar Pradesh Minority Commission on Thursday sought a report from District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of Police Agra amid a raging row on alleged forced conversion.

Forced conversions will lead to communal tension: CPI(M)

Condemning the conversion of a large number of Muslims in Agra, CPI(M) on Thursday said forced conversion was a criminal offence and will lead to communal tensions across the country.

Aligarh-based Hindu outfit announces re-conversions on December 25

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.

BJP MP calls Gandhi's assassin​​ Nathuram Godse 'nationalist', backtracks after row

Sakshi Maharaj, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Unnao, did a 'U turn' after his remark that Nathuram Godse was as much a nationalist as Mahatma Gandhi created a controversy on Thursday.

Woman alleges rape, forceful conversion by husband two years after marriage

Two years after her marriage, a woman registered a case against her "husband" alleging that she was abducted, raped and forced to convert in Ajmer city of Rajasthan.

Islamic State monsters abduct, torture, rape Iraqi women: Report
Islamic State monsters abduct, torture, rape Iraqi women: Report


Washington: Notorious for having decapitated three Westerners in less than a month, the barbaric extremists of the Islamic State are now almost synonymous with 'beheaders'. However, there is much more to their barbarism, than they flaunt in videos posted online.

Pak Hindus ‘sceptical’ over government measures

Pakistan`s President has ordered the Sindh CM to make an amendment to the Constitution against forced conversion of minorities in the state.

‘Pak Hindus not treated equally under law’

It cited a recent incident in which three forced conversion victims, Rinkle Kumari, Dr Lata and Asha Kumari, chose to stay with their Muslim husbands.

Temple committee chairman kidnapped in Pakistan

The chairman of the committee that manages the famous Hinglaj Mata temple in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan has been kidnapped.

Protest in Pak against kidnapping of Hindu girls

A number of activists alleged a conspiracy has been hatched to expel the Hindu community from Sindh.

Pak: Probe demanded into forced conversion of girl

The forcible conversion of women has been a sensitive issue for the minority Hindu community.

Pak: `100 non-Muslims forcibly converted to Islam`

A Pakistani minister has called for stronger legislation to protect religious minorities from forced conversions.