Karnataka to bring law to prevent forceful conversions: Bommai


Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday stated that the state will come up with an anti-conversion law to prevent forceful conversions.

Speaking to reporters he stated that any incidence of religious conversion by luring a person is illegal. "I have given directions to district administrations to take action in this regard. Incidents of conversion are being reported in the state. We have taken the issue very seriously."

The process to bring legislation to prevent forceful religious conversion has begun in the state, he underlined.

Meanwhile, Byadarahalli police are investigating a case of forceful religious conversion reported on Tuesday. It was alleged that in a building owned by one Narayanaswamy, as many as 20 children were forced to participate in prayers. Based on the complaint, the police have issued a notice to Narayanaswamy. A similar case was also reported from Yadgir recently.

The issue of religious conversion had rocked the recently concluded legislative assembly session. Hosadurga BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekar claimed on the floor of the House that Christian missionaries had got his mother converted. He stated that she is not letting others in the house worship Hindu gods and even changed her ring tone to Christian prayers on her cell phone. He expressed helplessness that if he tried to object, his mother told him that she would end her life.

He claimed that as many as 20,000 people in his constituency have been converted to Christianity by missionaries. He alleged that if anyone questioned the missionaries about religious conversions, they filed FIRs alleging rape and atrocities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • H.A. Dsouza, Damoh

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    In Democracy there is no forced conversion. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all people.Peace and blessings of Jesus attracts people around the World. Forced conversion is a lie.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    They will try their best to destroy minority communities by bringing up issues that hardly hurts anyone. But does the cm/pm has the guts to bring a law for women's protection?

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Just. Visit Sri. Guru Ravi shankars Ashram or visit Iscon. You will. Find thousand Christians, mostly from western countires, converted to hinduism..

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  • Kiran, Mlore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Also fake conversion cases should be dealt with stringent laws.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Readers, the vital need of the hour is to create a climate of tolerance, peace, good will among various communities in our nation.. The blatant attempt of conversions is an evil act, which destroys families and alienates society.. Therefore the " Conversion laws " have to be enacted to protect society and prevent demographic changes in India !!!

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  • damian, bejai

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Chrisitianity is not religion. It is "LIFE". It is not moral science

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Even luring people with money, food in return to do prayers should be included as forced conversions..... Minimum 10 years punishment should be fixed for offenders.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Sanjay, Hebri It is the duty of the nation's rulers, who collect so much taxes from us, to ensure that nobody goes hungry, deprived of education, health or jobs. When that is taken care of, I'm sure those who lure people to concern in exchange of good, education and medical facilities, gets eliminated. Well, that day Bommai and all the Shaghi/Dala people will be jobless.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    The Hindu caste system is so designed that 10% of the population screw the remaining 90% of the population. Just imagine if the bottom of the pyramid coverts to other religions like Buddhism, Islam, Christianity where you dont have this regressive caste system? Then the Manuvadis have less people to screw. This is why they want the anti-conversion bill to come so that Dalits remain as Avarnas and their exploitation continue.

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  • Brice Dsouza, Mangalore/Canada

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Oh Bombai I red you are the one cheap minister educated. At least look around development & welfare of the State rather than highlighting useless topics

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Bommai pity him, the state is in a mess, he has nothing to offer there are no jobs cost of living is gone up what can he do can't provide jobs can't bring inflation down only thing available at his disposable to talk about conversion so that people will forget all their problems with this conversion lollipop.

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Congrats..need of the hour! Banji jinjnd..papadaklna.. Cow aand conversion aand nana Corona matra baki ...

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Absolutely...I too.thought the same that atleast he is educated, so he would not take blind decisions..but educated or uneducated, they all are the same..He was quick to react on bangalore moral policing but not even a word about mangalore moral policing...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Converting is better than Rape & Murder ...

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    We welcome anti-conversion law but ensure that there is an end to raids by fringe groups. Let the law enforcing authorities be given all rights to conduct fair investigations.

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  • Kudla Stories, Kudla

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    I am sure dear CM, you will also underline what you mean by forced conversions. Like for example, christians and muslims kidnapped the convert and forced them to convert at gun point, gifted them a mercedes benz, built a bunglow for them, treated them at a 5 star hotel, made them the ceo of a company etc etc. Because you know lot of right wing groups anyways have thrown such stupid allegations on the minorities.. Mr. CM, seriously you must know better. Anyone with unshakable faith on a God, be it Hindu Muslim or a Christian will never ever convert if their faith was strong. Faith is just like idealogy just like the bhakths, blind belief. Doesnt matter how others prove that blind belief is dangerous, they will still believe Modiji is God.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    What is forceful conversions? Conversion might happen with love n care, not by force.

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  • Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Instead of focusing on development works and public service these bekar politicians only want to do votebank politics to save their seats

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  • VINCY, Bangkok

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Is there something missing in religion?. People are busy to find two times meal and place to live or pay EMI. Why you need a new law? The present laws are suffecient ,what we need is a committed government. what we need is broad clean roads and cities.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    In 21st Century, persons who are somewhat educated; and specially all those who can clearly distinguish between RIGHT or WRONG - TRUE or FALSE, they do NOT SUCCUMB to falshood; so presurising and/or forcing someone to join any given FAITH is physically not possible. This is what I have to say candidly.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Finally only this development will be seen in action by this govt. All his previous media show with colourful event with announcements and promises were fake. All the recent staged alleged conversion racket was to build the case to bring in this law.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    @ c.m., don't act on your allies pressures. just cite 1 forcible conversions proved in the karnataka courts.

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    One of reasons people join christianity is freedom to pray in holy places without caste creed and other restrictions.

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  • Justin Lobo, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Dear Bommai, If you have power just bring a law against Lynching and Moral Policing in Karnataka. Don't waste your time and focus on developing Karnataka.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    What is forceful conversion.????? Is it possible...???? Please bring the law but remember our own society's attitude is making people to convert.

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    First define what is "forceful" conversion !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    People get Converted because it's the only Religion with Solid Proof ..

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  • John pinto, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    I agree with you jossey

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  • John pinto, Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    I agree with you jossey

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Dear jossy, What do you mean by solid proof ?!?!

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  • Ferns, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Looks like u are a Fake Dsouza!! Else u would not ask that question!!!! Feku Fakir..

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  • Ajay, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Forcing people to chant jai shri ram comes under this law?

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    I had the impression that since CM is ex-engineer of a reputed Tata organization he would be more realistic in taking any decisions .

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Yes agree. ....But, whatever post he had been working in the past is not relevant here in this CM post. He cant take any such major decision by himself.....without taking the opinions from other members.....I think even opposition must have been supported.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 28 2021

    Thank you sir. Please bring it soon. Nobody, nobody should go to Buddhism from that day, nor anybody should embrace Hinduism. No foreigner is allowed to seek spiritual enlightenment in India.

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Wed, Sep 29 2021

    Deshbhakt ji, no forceful conversions. But, utterly butterly maska chaska lagaake, without force can be converted......No one will get converted using force now a days. Conversion should happen from the depth of our thoughts and thinking capacity. Not just by distributing pamphlets, leaflets, attending prayer services and whatsoever no one will be converted....If it was so, today why we are still 2% or less than 2% why

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