Archive for the ‘Response’ Category

Campaign to create awareness on forcible conversion in Karnataka

source:  Indopia, March 5, 2009 Bangalore , Mar 5 Heads of thirty mutts would assemble here on March 8 to create awareness among Hindus on various"challenges"including forcible religious conversion and terrorism.  

Buddhist, Hindu clergy convene in Cambodia

source: Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 13 February 2009 At international interfaith meeting, religious leaders pledge global cooperation and lash out at ills they say are afflicting their faiths. GREATER spiritual freedom for women and a renewed dedication to world peace were the messages preached  Thursday at a mixed-faith Buddhism and Hindu forum at Svay Pope pagoda […]

3 held for forceful conversion

source: Times of India, Jan 5, 2009 Bangalore: Tension prevailed for some time near HAL airport police station after a group of people approached the police and handed over three persons, who allegedly tried to convert others into a particular religion.

Orissa call for teeth to anti-conversion law

source: The Telegraph, October 13, 2008 Bhubaneswar, Oct. 13: Orissa’s law and industry minister Biswabhusan Harichandan has slammed Christian missionaries for conducting “illegal conversions on a large scale” and said the state needs a more stringent anti-conversion law to “prevent abuse of religion and hurt to Hindu sentiment”.  

Kandhamal students’ body demands to stop conversion in the district

source:  October 13, 2008 By Santanu Barad  Berhampur (Orissa) : The Kandhamal Chatra Sangharsa Samiti on Sunday demanded to stop religious conversion allegedly being done by various NGOs in the district.  

Hindu seers calls for halt to conversions

source: Outlook India, September 23, 2008 A delegation of pontiffs of various mutts in Karnataka today called for a halt to forcible conversion of people and any one religion "interfering" with others.  

Kandhmal: anti-conversion law imperative

source: Vijayavani, 27 August 2008 Kandhmal: anti-conversion law imperative Sandhya Jain 27 August 2008 back In a virtual replay of the post-Godhra riots of 2002, the secular and foreign media has worked overtime to delink the ugly, provocative murder of 80-year-old Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and four disciples on Krishna Janmastami day with the violence that […]

Gujarat law to curb conversions in place

source: The Hindu, July 12, 2008 Individual must apply to the District Magistrate Severe punishment to those who violate law GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act, providing for stringent punishment in cases of religious conversions through force, lure or deceit, has come into force.  

How to reply when the doorbell rings

source: Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2008 By EMANUEL FELDMAN Many years ago, while a rabbi in Atlanta, I answered a knock on my door one Shabbat afternoon. Standing in front of me was a fine-looking couple – obviously non-Jewish. "Shabbat Shalom, rabbi," they said, and asked to have a word with me.  

TTD goes for new mantra to protect flock

source: New Indian Express,   April 4, 2008 TIRUPATHI: The efforts of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to woo back sections of society drifting away from the Hindu fold seem to be having an impact, if the response of fisherfolk to a recently- concluded programme was anything to go by.  

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