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Alleged misuse of religious names, symbols on parties, Supreme Court seeks response from Election Commission

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Alleged misuse of religious names and symbols on political parties
SC asked the Election Commission to respond to a petition related to this
In this regard, the court had issued notice to the Election Commission in September.

New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to file a reply to a plea alleging misuse of religious names and symbols by political parties. The counsel appearing for the Election Commission sought time from the bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Hima Kohli to file a reply to the petition.

Keeping in mind the request of the lawyer, the court listed the matter for hearing on November 25. The apex court was hearing the petition of Syed Wasim Rizvi. It states that the use of religious symbols violates the provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The court had issued notice to the Election Commission in September.

Serious threat from forced conversions
Similarly, the Supreme Court has termed forced conversion as a ‘very serious’ issue. The court on Monday asked the Center to take steps to stop it and make serious efforts in this direction. The court warned that a “very difficult situation” would arise if forced conversions were not stopped. A bench of Justices MR Shah and Hima Kohli asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to explain the steps taken by the government to check conversions through inducements. The bench said, “It is a very serious matter. Serious efforts should be made by the Center to stop the forced conversions. Otherwise a very difficult situation will emerge. Tell us what action you propose to take, you will have to intervene.”

Central government should file affidavit – Supreme Court
The court said, “This is a very serious issue, which affects the security and religious freedom of the nation.” Therefore, it would be better if the Central Government clears its stand and files a counter affidavit on what further steps can be taken to stop such forced conversions. Was doing. In this, it has been requested to direct the Center and the states to take strict steps to curb religious conversions by “intimidation, allurement and lure of money”.

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