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Bengaluru Archbishop opposes Karnataka’s anti-conversion Bill

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]: Opposing the State government’s decision to table anti-conversion Bill in the upcoming winter session, the archbishop of Bengaluru, Peter Machado, wrote a letter to Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday, urging him to not to promote “an undesirable and discriminatory bill” in the interest of the peace and harmony in the society.In the letter, he said that the entire Christian Community in Karnataka opposes the Anti-Conversion Bill. He wrote, “The entire Christian Community in Karnataka opposes the proposal of Anti-Conversion Bill in one voice and questions the need for such an exercise when sufficient laws and court directives are in place to monitor any aberration of the existing laws.”Quoting Article 25 and 26 of the constitution, the Archbishop said that introducing such laws would infringe the rights of the citizens, especially of the minority communities.He also questioned the Karnataka government’s order…

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