Converting Religion, Converting law: Rajshree Chandra

Guest Post by RAJSHREE CHANDRA The right to freedom of religion  (Art. 25 of the Indian Constitution) in a country like India has a burden so extensive and a content so capacious that the same right functions both as an instrument of individual liberty As well as a mode through which the state intervenes to … More Converting Religion, Converting law: Rajshree Chandra

Voting with their feet – Religious conversion as a democratic right

Voting with one’s feet:  to express one’s dissatisfaction with something by leaving, especially by walking away. More than 1 lakh Dalits and tribal Hindus converted to Buddhism in May 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar’s conversion, in what is considered the largest mass conversion in the country What business is it of any … More Voting with their feet – Religious conversion as a democratic right

India First and the BJP anti-conversion platform: Goldie Osuri

Guest Post by GOLDIE OSURI We seem to live in an age where paradoxes become parodic simplifications in the seemingly global race to support all manner of fascist majoritarian nationalisms. I recently saw a youtube video, where P.P. Hegde of the NaMo Brigade linked the meaning of Namo Namaha—the letting go of ego in meditation—to … More India First and the BJP anti-conversion platform: Goldie Osuri