Briefing now available on-line: Hinduvata bans freedom of religion in India

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Islamic Human Rights Commission
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27th September 2003

Briefing now available on-line: Hinduvata bans freedom of religion in India

IHRC overviews the attempts by various states to ban Dalits from converting to non-Hindu faiths and the resultant violations of human rights.

To read the whole briefing please visit:

https://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=779

Its latest briefing looks at:

Tamil Nadu and Gujarat draft anti-conversion laws
• Indian pluralist framework under siege
• Cometh Hinduvata: Electoral emergence of the BJP
• Hindu fundamentalist movements and the all-Hindu polity
• Dalit (Low-caste Hindus): Conversion to non-Hindu faiths for human dignity
• Brahmanic chauvism: Pre- and post-independence anti-conversion laws
• Overview of anti-conversion laws in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat
• Vocal criticisms of the anti-conversion laws
• Dalit defiance of anti-conversion laws
• Warning from India’s history: Lessons from Hindu persecutions of 9th century Buddhism
• IHRC sees strength and hope in India’s diversity

For more information please contact:

Islamic Human Rights Commission
PO Box 598
Wembley
HA9 7XH
United Kingdom

Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222
Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183
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