IndiaReligious Conversion not prohibited by law Delhi High Court

Religious Conversion not prohibited by law Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has said that one has the constitutional right to practice any religion one wishes.

New Delhi: BJP lawyer Aswini Kumar has filed a welfare petition in a Delhi court seeking a declaration that converting to Islam by offering money and gifts is against fundamental rights.

Under the circumstances, the petition came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court yesterday. At the time, the judges who considered the petition asked where the data was in the petition stating that a large number of forced conversions were taking place, and questioned whether any of the victims were being prosecuted.

They also said that what was said on social networking sites could not be taken as evidence and that there was no legal impediment to conversion unless forced to do so, adding that one has the constitutional right to practice any religion one wishes.

The court adjourned the case till July 25 without issuing any notice.

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