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Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members stage a protest against alleged abduction of the Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur and her forcible conversion to Islam in Pakistan, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) members stage a protest against alleged abduction of the Sikh girl Jagjeet Kaur and her forcible conversion to Islam in Pakistan, outside the Pakistan High Ccommission in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Atul Yadav

Security personnel stop members of Sikh community, who were staging a protest against alleged conversion of minorities in Pakistan, near Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. In yet another incident of conversion of girls from minority communities in Pakistan, a 19-year-old Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and converted to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in the country's Punjab province.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Sikh community members hold placards and raise slogans against the alleged abduction and forcible conversion of Pakistani Sikh girls in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Pakistani civil society activists rally for protection of Hindu girls at a protest in Hyderabad, Pakistan. A court has ordered protection for two teenage sisters from the minority Hindu community as investigators widen a probe to determine whether the girls were abducted and forced to convert and marry two Muslims.

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Pakistani civil society activists call for protection of Hindu girls at a protest in Hyderabad, Pakistan. A court in Islamabad has ordered protection for two teenage sisters from the minority Hindu community as investigators widen a probe to determine whether the girls were abducted and forced to convert and marry two Muslims. Placard at right reads, "Justice for the families of Reena, Raveena and Soniya."

AP Photo/Pervez Masih

Have you heard the good news? Tribal converts from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district in 1999

Photograph by Prashant Panjiar

Una Dalits converting to Buddhism

Kendriya Sarna Samiti members (tribals who were allegedly converted into Christians) during a protest march against Jharkhand Government over the Anti-religious Conversion Bill, in Ranchi.

PTI Photo

The Kerala HC annulled the marriage of Shafin Jahan and Akhila, sent her back to her parents

Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia addresses a Hindu convention organised by VHP, in Ahmadabad.

AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Workers prepare a mass of balloons for the 2016 Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Ambedkar and his wife Savita conve­rting to Buddhism in Nagpur

Ghar wapasi Christians ‘returning’ to Hindu fold in Hasayan, UP

Reuters (From Outlook Issue 26 October 2015)

Ritual cleansing A baptism in Nagpur

Reuters (From Outlook 13 April 2015)

Return ticket A ghar wapasi at Kharmadanga village, Birbhum

PTI

To be or... A ghar wapasi in W. Bengal

PTI

Christian tribals perform rituals pledging to Hinduism at a programme organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad at Kharmadanga village near Rampurhat in Birbhum district, West Bengal.

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People take part in a religion conversion ceremony from Christianity to Hinduism at Hasayan town of Uttar Pradesh on August 29, 2014.

Reuters (From Outlook 19 January 2015)

Families who had embraced Christianity performing prayers at a Gurdwara before being re-converted to Sikhism in a 'Ghar Wapsi' programme conducted by Dharam Jagran Manch at Guru-ki-Wadali village, in Amritsar.

PTI Photo

U-turn? A man chips out a cross at his home in Hasayan, UP, after converting to Hinduism

Reuters (From Outlook 12 January 2015)

MP Dinesh Kashyap at a VHP Christian ‘ghar vapasi’ event in Bastar, Oct 2014

Suresh Rawal

Christians protest the church arson attack in Delhi with a candle-light vigil, Dec 7, 2014

PTI

Forces deployed at Kalvari church in Ludhiana after Shiv Sena attack, Dec 11, 2014

Prabhjot Singh Gill

A Sangh supporter flies a saffron flag atop a vandalised church in Muniguda, Orissa

AP

“What crime have we commited?” Bhagvati Prasad Bhagla with his family in Aligarh

Sanjay Rawat

Workers of the Babri Masjid Action Committee protest against the alleged conversion of the Muslims, in Moradabad.

PTI Photo

No home this A Sangh conversion ceremony for Muslim men

PTI

Muslims holding a protest against alleged conversion of some of families of the community, in Agra.

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Members of Hindu organisations perform a ceremony for the conversion of Muslim families in Agra. Opposition BSP and Congress sought to corner the government over the reported conversion of Muslims to Hinduism in Agra, saying changing religion by force and by allurement was illegal.

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The Meerut ‘love jehad’ case blows up in the face of the BJP. ‘Gangrape’ victim tells judge she had eloped, then forced by family to lie; also that she’s facing death threats and that BJP leader paid off family.

Hate bands Hindu Mahasabha workers at a ‘love jehad’ protest rally in Lucknow

Female activists of India Against 'Love Jihad' during a protest in Bhopal.

PTI Photo

Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain after being produced at Civil Court in Ranchi. Kohli is under arrest for allegedly torturing National Level Shooter Tara Shahdeo to convert to Islam after Marriage.

PTI Photo

Change Of Trigger She, a rifle shooter, and an alleged victim of ‘love jehad' and torture, who had to literally escape from a hellish marriage? Shouldn't all that target practice come in handy for the gusty Tara Shahdeo? At least she is back on the shooting range after a few months of darkness.

PTI

Prodigal’s Return A ghar wapasi in progress

Prabhat Mishra

January 1999
Embracing Grace The knolls of Jhabua, the pop-art Jesus—this frame of tribal converts seems a diorama. But it was very real violence that begat this scene.

Prashant Panjiar

A cultural centre in Kiryat Arba

Kiryat Arba’s chief rabbi at the circumcision ceremony of Khaute’s third son

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