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CJP moves SC against “Love Jihad” laws younews.in

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018. CJP, a human rights organisation with a long history of safeguarding the rights and interests of…

CJP moves SC against “Love Jihad” laws ground.news

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 and the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018. CJP, a human rights organisation with a long history of safeguarding the rights and interests of……

CJP Moves SC Against ‘Love Jihad’ Law in UP, Uttarakhand thequint.com

The petition submitted that Article 25 of the Constitution allows the ‘right to convert’ to any religion by choice. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by Citizens For Justice And Peace in the Supreme Court on Monday, 14 December, challenging the constitutional validity of the recently passed Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of…

Attack on Secular Fabric’: CJP Files PIL in Top Court Against ‘Love Jihad’ Laws thewire.in

The Mumbai-based NGO said that the impugned laws empowered the state “to suppress an individual’s personal liberty” and violated Article 21 of the constitution. A view of the Supreme Court on November 1, 2018. Photo: PTI/Ravi Choudhary New Delhi: The Mumbai-based NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in…

Love Jihad: The Ordinance and Constitutionality A detailed analysis of a deeply communal and sexist law

Tracing the history of anti-conversion laws from the 1960s to the enactments to ‘prevent love jihad’ legislation, Senior Advocate and Human Rights Defender Desai argues how these laws, seen historically, are a transformation from a hesitant Hindu right wing nationalism to a highly bellicose- no holds barred avatar evidenced at present; all in all, a litmus…

Plea in Supreme Court challenges Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act and Uttar Pradesh anti-conversion ordinance as unconstitutional barandbench.com

The petition contends that by these laws, right to privacy of the people of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh has been taken away as it ” does not allow them to take charge of the significant decisions in their life.” A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Constitutional validity of the Uttarakhand Freedom…

Unemployed Kashmiri Pandit youth granted relief KPSS welcomes move by Services Selection Board

In a major victory for the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board has extended the deadline for applying for various posts in different departments under the Prime Minister’s special package for Kashmiri Migrants and non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits. The previous deadline was December 21, 2020, but now it has been…

‘लव जेहाद’ का शोर मचा कर कुचली जा रही है महिलाओं की आज़ादी और गरिमा प्रजावाणी

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान में बामियान के बुद्ध को तालेबान की ओर से डाइनामाइट से उड़ा देने के ठीक दो साल पांच महीने पहले यानी 6 अक्टूबर 1998 को मैंने गुजरात के डीजीपी सी. पी. सिंह का इंटरव्यू लिया था. 2001 में काबुल से 130 किलोमीटर उत्तर-पश्चिम में स्थापित गांधार शैली में बनी बुद्ध की यह मूर्ति तालेबान…

Does the law allow “temple restoration” suits? A look at how the Places of Worship Act has never really been implemented

The suit filed for restoration of temples in the Qutub Minar complex in Delhi is the latest in a line of similar suits invoking land disputes at temple sites in Mathura as well as Varanasi. After the Babri mosque demolition, the central government passed a law to save and protect the religious character of all…

UP’s Anti-Love Jihad law: Is it Constitutional? Ordinance contravenes freedom of liberty, autonomy, privacy and choice

The new Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020, that received the Governor’s assent late November, has already led to two people being booked under it. After Uttar Pradesh, States like Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Assam are planning to come up with similar ‘anti-Love Jihad’ laws to criminalise religious conversions by marriage. An…

Kashmiri Pandits fast unto death suspended, Sanjay Tickoo critical KPSS resolves to continue meetings and strategise over next steps

The Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) was forced to suspend its hunger strike on its 11th day, as the health condition of KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo, who has been spearheading the movement, was getting critical. Tickoo and two other KPSS activists had taken the extreme step of a fast-unto-death as previous demands to implement urgent…

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits facing political and administrative isolation: KPSS Protesting group’s hunger strike completes 8 days!

The hunger strike by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) in Jammu and Kashmir completed eight days on Sunday, November 29. KPSS is demanding urgent relief measures for over 800 non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit families that are still living in the Valley. In a statement released on the occasion, KSS said, “Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits…

Either provide relief measures or fire on us with Rafale aircrafts: Kashmiri Pandits to PM Fast-unto-death by KPSS enters day six in the Valley

On Friday, November 27, the fast-unto-death by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) entered its sixth day. It is noteworthy that this is the second time in two months that non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit community members have been forced to go on strike in the Valley demanding that the Union Territory administration implement various…

Feel cheated and backstabbed: KPSS on day 4 of hunger strike Group demanding rights of non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

On Wednesday, the fast-unto-death started by members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) entered its fourth day. KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo and youth activist Sandeep Koul have been fasting since Sunday. In a statement released on the occasion, KPSS said that they “feel cheated and back stabbed by the Administration of UT for not…

Kashmiri Pandits on fast-unto-death in Valley again! Say government has failed to deliver on their promises to the community

On Sunday, November 22, members of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) went on a hunger strike for the second time in three months. KPSS president Sanjay Tickoo is fasting alongside another member Sandeep Koul. They are demanding the implementation of various government schemes related to providing employment and economic relief to members of this…

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