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'Nothing illegal about missionaries spreading Christianity' says Tamil Nadu Govt in Apex Court

'Nothing illegal about missionaries spreading Christianity' says Tamil Nadu Govt in Apex Court

Today, the DMK government of Tamil Nadu submitted to the Hon'ble Supreme Court that every individual should be allowed to freely choose their religion. 

Further, submitted it would not be appropriate for the government to put spokes to their personal belief and privacy.

The Tamil Nadu government, in an affidavit filed recently, remained emphatic that no incident of forceful conversion has been reported in the southern state in the last many years, as it opposed the prayers made by PIL petitioner-advocate Ashwini Upadhyay to order a CBI probe into the alleged cases of forcible conversions and direct the law commission of India to prepare a draft on anti-conversion law.

“Article 25 of the Constitution of India guarantees every citizen the right to propagate his religion,” an affidavit filed by the state government said. “Therefore, the acts of missionaries spreading Christianity by itself cannot be seen as something against the law.”

In this matter,the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government filed the affidavit in response to a plea filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the alleged cases of forcible conversions. Upadhyay also sought direction to the Law Commission of India to prepare a draft of an anti-conversion law.

In its affidavit, the Tamil Nadu government said that anti-conversion laws are prone to being misused against minorities and added that individuals should be allowed to freely choose their religion, 

“The citizens of the country should be allowed freely to choose their religion and it would not be appropriate for the government to put spokes to their personal belief and privacy,” the DMK government said.

In January, the Supreme Court had warned Upadhyay against filing multiple petitions before different benches of the top court and the Delhi High Court on “forced religious conversions”.

“You cannot keep on withdrawing and filing new petitions,” the court had told him.

 

 

 

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