Monday, August 07, 2006

Congress against anti-conversion laws: Sonia

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi has reiterated her party's opposition to anti-conversion laws in a letter to the All India Christian Council (AICC). In a statement issued here on Saturday, the Council said Ms. Gandhi had informed it in a letter that: "These [anti-conversion laws] are enactments passed by State legislatures where the Congress is in Opposition."

Response to memorandum

Ms. Gandhi's letter to AICC was in response to a memorandum articulating the concern within civil society and minority communities over the manner in which many a State was enacting anti-conversion laws.

In her letter, Ms. Gandhi also pointed out that the Congress had opposed the anti-conversion laws strongly in the respective State assemblies and outside.

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