Indian SC issues notice to govt on plea seeking action against religious conversion

New Delhi, Sept 24 (KMS): The Indian Supreme Court has sought response from the central BJP government on a plea, perceived to be ill-motivated with the sole aim of closing the doors of Islam on non-Muslims, seeking direction to take stringent steps to curb religious conversion.

A bench of Justices M R Shah and Krishna Murari issued notices to Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law and Justice.

The top court asked the parties to file a reply by November 14.

The apex court was hearing a plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking direction to the central government and states to take stringent steps to control fraudulent religious conversion by “intimidation, threatening, deceivingly luring through gifts and monetary benefits”.

Upadhyay submitted that this is a nationwide problem which needs to be tackled immediately.

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