Supreme Court rejected the petition demanding to stop the fraudulent religious conversion of Hindus 

(Credits : The Indian Express)

New Delhi – The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking an order directing the Centre to take steps to curb fraudulent religious conversions. The petition was filed by Karnataka-based petitioner Jerome Anto. The petition mentions that “Hindus are being targeted and converted fraudulently”.

(Credits : News 9)

The petition was presented to the Court Bench comprised of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice J B Pardiwala along with Manoj Misra. The Court said,

“Why should the Court enter into this thicket ? How can the Court issue a writ of mandamus to the Government ? What kind of PIL is this ? PIL has become a tool and everyone is coming up with petitions like these.”

At this time, the petitioner asked the Court, “To whom we should go for such grievances”. The Court said that, “We are not in advisory jurisdiction. If there is a live challenge and someone is prosecuted then we can entertain. (The plea is) Dismissed”.

Editorial viewpoint 

To curb the conversion of Hindus, the Union Government must enact an anti-conversion law. 

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