Lead Visual: Shantanu Mitra Politics is heating up over the Morbi Bridge collapse in Gujarat with many parties ridiculing the BJP for its criticism of the Mamata Banerjee government in the Kolkata 2016 flyover collapse. They say the tragedy in Morbi is being swept under the carpet since elections are to be held soon in Gujarat.
The constitutional right to freedom of religion, which is also said to include the right to convert, has been taken up time and again by the Indian courts. The problem, however, arises when a person is forced or lured to convert to another religion
The 11 persons convicted of multiple murders and gangrape of a pregnant Bilkis Bano in 2002 during the Gujarat riots walked free from Godhra subjail on August 15, 2022. They brutally killed her three-year-old daughter by smashing her head on the ground and six other persons on March 3, 2002. The story thereafter is one of great struggle to bring the guilty to book.