In order to prohibit forcible religious transformation through pressurising and crookedly tempting through gifts and monetary benefits and by the usage of black magic and superstition. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been put forward in Delhi High Court as a measure looking for appropriate direction to the Centre and Delhi Government.
The Petition comprises that religious conversion by “by hook or crook” not only violates Articles 14, 15, 21, 25, but also is against the principles of secularism, which is considered to be an integral part of the Constitution.
The plea stated, “the injury caused to the public is extremely large because there is not even one district which is free of black magic, superstition and religious conversion. Incidents of massive religious conversion are being reported every day as the religious conversion is continued by intimidating, threatening, deceivingly luring through gifts and monetary benefits and by using the black magic, superstition, miracles.”
Besides, the directive principles are affirmative instructions in order to acquire socio-economic political Justice; Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; Equality of status and opportunity and promotion of fraternity among them, ensuring the dignity of individuals, unity, and integrity. But the plea mentioned that the Centre and State have not taken necessary steps to safeguard the high ideals outlined in Preamble and Part-III.
The main objective of Anti-Conversion laws are to criminalize a wide range of speech and expression by those sharing their religious beliefs with others, whether they hope their listeners to convert or not. Wishing for the well-being of a sickness or providing help in the form of food or water after a natural disaster could be allurement or inducement in view of adopting the religious beliefs of the other religion, further stated the plea.