“Anti-conversion legislation imposes restrictions on conversions, which should be free”

Opposition politicians say the BJP is trying to polarise voters along religious lines in an effort to shore up its political support. “Anti-conversion legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and against the provisions of international law,” David Griffiths, an advocacy officer for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a specialist human rights group, said. “It imposes restrictions on conversions, which should be free.”

- Outcasts switch faith to gain freedom, The Times

“Anti-conversion legislation imposes restrictions on conversions, which should be free”

Opposition politicians say the BJP is trying to polarise voters along religious lines in an effort to shore up its political support. “Anti-conversion legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and against the provisions of international law,” David Griffiths, an advocacy officer for Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a specialist human rights group, said. “It imposes restrictions on conversions, which should be free.”

- Outcasts switch faith to gain freedom, The Times

Posted 8 years ago & Filed under religious freedom, india, conversion, dalit, adivasi, hindutva, 22 notes

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Christian Solidarity Worldwide - South Asia Team Leader

CSW is a human rights organisation, specialising in freedom of religion

Marcus Perkins - about | David Griffiths

David Griffiths has a background in research, writing and advocacy, and works with Marcus on humanitarian projects

Pipe Village Trust - Trustee

PVT is a charity making human rights films

SOAS - MA Religions (2008-10)

MA with a focus on the interaction of religion and nationalism in south Asia, awarded with distinction

Being Untouchable - a project with Marcus Perkins for CSW

An intimate series of portraits of the lives of Indian Dalits

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