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New ‘incentive’ for Indians to study abroad & Karnataka turns to ‘Goa rakshak’

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VHP asks Kejriwal to bring anti-conversion law, says people from UP ‘seeking refuge’ in Delhi

RSS affiliate Vishva Hindu Parishad has sought a law to check 'growing religious conversions' and an increase in 'love jihad cases' in Delhi.
Sonu alias Saquib's mother Sanjeeda claims he has been framed because of his religion | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP Muslim youth meets Dalit girl for outing, booked under anti-conversion law

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Asma, mother of Mohammad Azad, 25, jailed in Hardoi under the ‘love jihad’ law | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

‘We step in when our women step out with Muslim men’ — how UP law empowers Hindu bully groups

In at least two cases ThePrint encountered, police complaints were drafted by Hindu outfits, which claim they prevented instances of ‘love jihad’. 
File photo of UP CM Yogi Adityanath being briefed by police officials | uppolice.gov.in

About 35 arrests, dozen FIRs in first month of Uttar Pradesh’s unlawful conversion law

The Uttar Pradesh police have made more than one arrest a day under the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, which came into effect on 27 November.
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Shivraj cabinet clears MP anti-conversion law with provisions for alimony, 10-year jail term

Second BJP-ruled state after UP to give green signal to anti-conversion law, which will replace 1968 law in Madhya Pradesh. Shivraj govt to table bill in assembly session next week.

Madhya Pradesh cabinet approves bill against religious conversion

The Religious Freedom Bill 2020 provides for prison term of up to 10 years and fine of Rs 1 lakh for conversion through marriage or by any other fraudulent means.
Sonu alias Saquib's mother Sanjeeda claims he has been framed because of his religion | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

UP Muslim teen meets Dalit girl for ‘pizza outing’, lands in jail under anti-conversion law

Teen accused of trying to elope with the minor girl and convert her to Islam. But the girl's father — the complainant — claims he never made any such allegation.
Representational image. | A file photo of Bajrang Dal members on the occasion of foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple, in Bikaner. | Photo: ANI

Bajrang Dal — the group accused of taking UP’s illegal conversion law into its own hands

Bajrang Dal is in the headlines over the ‘love jihad’ issue in UP, and over allegations that Facebook looked the other way despite internal call to ban it.
Rashid being hugged by his mother after after his release from Moradabad jail | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

With no evidence of ‘love jihad’, man released from jail but UP police say probe to continue

Rashid was arrested earlier this month under ‘love jihad’ law. His wife, Pinky, says she doesn’t wish to live in UP where their marriage was put to test.

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