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.
Police kept a strict vigil across Tamil Nadu on Saturday on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition, which passed off peacefully in the state, even as protests were held in different parts of the state by both Muslim and Hindu groups.
The Kerala State Minority Commission today issued notice to Muslim Education Society (MES) president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor, who had stoked a controversy saying 'niqab' or veil used by Muslim women to cover their faces, is 'unislamic'.
Calling on all Muslim leaders around the globe to condemn the violence and bloodshed perpetrated by Islamic State and other Islamic radical groups, Pope Francis urged to toss away the stereotype linking terrorism to Islam.