In the nationalist regime of PM Modi government, the anti-India forces are finding difficult to breathe in silos and shadows anymore. Right from the Modi’s victory in 2014, forces like pinko socialists (A derogatory term used to indicate a person who is sympathetic to Communism) and proselytizers are facing their end time. Modi government after the successful abrogation of article 370 and 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir has paved the way for secularism and inclusion for all kinds of people leading to downsizing the dominance of Islam religion in the valley. This historic leap will create an environment for all other religious people to propagate, promote and practice their religion without any fear of terror. However, this abrogation is just a change on legal papers and to some extent psychologically but a lot is needed to be done practically on the ground to forth come to the vision and mission behind the removal of article 370.
On similar lines, is another important decision awaiting that is all India anti-conversion law. The role of religion in India cannot be ignored. It plays the most significant part in the Indian society and hence, needs to be looked upon by both government and security agencies. It is not a new phenomenon but an old one, where India witnesses various forced religious conversions since colonial rule. These conversions are against the constitution of India and the fundamental rights of the people. According to the Indian constitution, freedom of religion in India is a fundamental right guaranteed by article 25 – 28 of the constitution and there is no place for disruption of social harmony, fraud, money attraction, coercion in the name of a particular religion.
Though the debate over conversion hasn’t started recently but since independence. It is assumed that if India brings in all India anti-conversion law it would be paradoxical to the secular fabric of the country. However, this is very insensitive and illogical to say that anti-conversion law is hampering the secularism in India because anti-India forces like proselytizers have an agenda behind all this. These foreign forces are at war with India to disintegrate and degrade the progress of the nation by changing the demography in the country and making Indian people slaves of Vatican or Mecca-Medina. This slavery leads to infusion of the foreign ideas, cultures, and most importantly, murdering of the national interest by its own people. This is a grave situation as it is mostly and deliberately concentrated on Hindus in the country. While Hindus mostly are at slumber, they need to realize the importance of there Sanatan Dharma which not only preaches tolerance but justice through an undeniable fight. Unfortunately, the so-called Hindus who don’t know their dharma, they very easily become catechumen for evangelists and soul vultures in the name of religion.
Since at the union front, the anti-conversion bill could not get support but at some state-level it did. Out of 28 states in India, 6 states have enacted legislation to check illegal-forceful religious conversions and also regulate the conversions. These states are Arunachala Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.
In the Supreme Court judgment in Rev Stainislaus v. State of Madhya Pradesh, the judges were faced with the question of whether the right to convert is a right included within the right to practice and propagate one’s religion. The court clarified that right to propagate only implies persuasion or exposition to one’s religious tenets and not forcibly causing another to convert his religion.
The court also delved into the “freedom of conscience” guaranteed by Article 25 under which conversion of another’s religious faith would be objectionable.
However, the court also clarified the competency of state governments with regard to anti-conversion laws. The court stated that states have complete jurisdiction regarding the matter as Entry 1 of List 2 of the Seventh Schedule deals with “public order” which is essentially linked to the conversion of religious faith and hence, conversion remains a state matter and must not be confused with “religion” which is a central matter.
Here, PM Modi led BJP government is soon going to present a draft on All India Anti- Conversion Bill which will bring conversion a matter of concern under central authority because it is directly connected to religion which is not a state subject but a central matter. It is been observed that conversion forces are speedily gearing up with many tactics to lure people, especially poor Hindus to convert with attractive money sum, jobs, reservations, free education and false divine hopes. Even the biggest part of their confirmed conspiracy against Hindus is to defame the Hindu religious saints into bad picture, popularly called as ‘baba phenomena’ where anti-Hindu media constantly shows how Hindu religious leaders are fraudulent and under the grab of religious practices they are vicious criminals in the society and that they are the real demons of the faith.
By All India Anti-conversion law, the sugar coating of the Christian missionaries and love jihad by Mullahs on poor and misguided Hindus won’t be possible and this will help maintain original demography and will diminish the religious- disharmony in the country. For this to happen effectively in the country a rigorous punishment apparatus must be drafted so that legislation, judiciary and executive work with coordination and delivers the real purpose behind the purposed law.