- If a person from the majority converts, the country becomes weak and the destructive powers benefit from it !
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) – On 31st July, Allahabad High Court rejected the bail plea of one Javed Ansari and raised strong objection to the conversion of the majority (Hindu) population in the country. The Court said, “If a person from majority converts his/her religion after getting insulted, the country becomes weak, and the destructive powers benefit from it”.Judge Shekhar Kumar Yadav added that a person leaves his/her house if he/she is neglected or insulted. Similarly, if someone is getting insulted in his/her religion, they have the right to convert.However, he raised strong objections to conversion done only for the purpose of marriage.
Allahabad High Court observes religious conversion of majority population weakens the country https://t.co/J5eANJvU2k
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There is no place for religious fanaticism, greed or fear
While rejecting the bail plea, Justice Yadav observed that religion is a way of living. India believes in multiple religions, and ‘there is no place for religious fanaticism, greed or fear in the country. The Constitution of India does not allow conversions based on any of these factors”.judiciary
He cited the case of one Anjali alias Noorjahan Begham where Allahabad Court denied to recognise conversion for the sake of marriage. In the current case, he said it is clear that the conversion took place for the sake of marriage that too against the wish of the victim. Notably, while rejecting the bail plea, the Court also observed that Javed was already married.
Arguments over Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act
The defence argued that the alleged crime took place before the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act was enacted in Uttar Pradesh. Thus, a case against Javed cannot be made under the said law. However, the Court rejected the argument stating that while the conversion happened on 18th November 2020, the Nikahnama was read on 28th November 2020. “All the circumstances point towards the fact that the conversion took place for the sake of marriage. Thus, the bail plea of the accused is rejected. In case it is granted, it will give more power to the religious fanatics who convert poor and women by threatening or luring them”.
Recent mass conversion of Divyang, poor and women unearthed in UP
The Court said, “We came across news of conversions of poor, women, and deaf after brainwashing them. The worst thing is they receive funds from outside to force people to convert to other religions to weaken the country”.