- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- GS-2: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
- GS-2: Fundamental Rights
Context: The Supreme Court’s recent remarks on religious conversions cast a spotlight on the long-standing debate about what the fundamental right to “propagate” one’s religious faith entails.
- SC Bench led by Justice M.R. Shah said acts of charity or good work to help a community or the poor should not cloak an intention to religiously convert them as payback.
- SC had remarked that religious conversions by means of force, allurement or fraud may “ultimately affect the security of the nation and freedom of religion and conscience of citizens”.
Main Practice Question: What do you think are the new challenges to restrictions imposed by State on freedom of religion? Do you foresee some sort of an amicable solution to this debate?
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