UP cabinet passes ordinance to check ‘unlawful’ religious conversions
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 Giving legal teeth to his promise of a crackdown on forcible conversions amid a spiralling row over "love jihad", Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet passed the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion ordinance on Tuesday.
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet decided to introduce an ordinance against unlawful religious conversions, informed state minister for MSME, Sidharth Nath Singh on November 24 to ANI. He added, "The ordinance provides for jail term of 1-5 years with Rs 15,000 penalty for forceful religious conversion. For...
In a disturbing development, an email threatening the Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath was received by the Central Reserve Police Force in Mumbai. The email was forwarded to Central and Maharashtra agencies for investigation, said Kuldiep Singh, DG, CRPF. The email reportedly threatened a suicide attack against the BJP leaders. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad informed that the state has reported 12,787 fresh COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours. The total number of active infections in the state stands at 58,801. He said that 6,08,853 people have been recovered from the dreadful infection. 9,085 people have lost their lives in the state till date.
Large number of devotees visited Shri Bankey Bihari Temple in Mathura on April 09. They were seen flouting COVID-19 guidelines while offering prayers. Despite the priest urging devotees to wear face mask and maintain social distancing, they were seen violating the norms. Uttar Pradesh has reported 9,695 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the Uttar Pradesh, administration took precautionary measures to contain the spread of virus. Lucknow administration imposed night curfew and restrictions on attendees at wedding ceremony. The announcement has adversely affected the wedding businesses which are still recovering from the aftermath of lockdown. The demand of wedding commodities has now fallen. The state government has imposed night curfew in parts of UP on April 08. Uttar Pradesh has registered 31,987 active cases so far.
Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases in UP's Morabadad, people were seen flouting COVID norms, they were neither wearing wearing masks nor following social distancing. District administration took an initiative to create awareness among people and tapped the services of Yamraj, the God of Death. A local artist, dressed as Yamraj, was seen creating awareness among people about COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to wear a mask and observe social distancing.He kept a piece of board along with lines, "Dharti wasio humara workload mat badhao, mask lagao aur distancing rakho", and kept saying "Mask lagao nahi to mai aa raha hun, Yum hai hum, hum hai Yum." Vicky, the artist said, "Corona is spreading rapidly so I request people of the city to wear masks and maintain social distancing wherever they go."
Union minister Smriti Irani took on All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the issue of 'love jihad', a conspiracy to convert Hindu women as alleged by some Hindutva groups...
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