In an important statement on religious conversions in the Northeast, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma today said that a trend of conversions has been observed among many tribal and tribal communities. He said, as a result, their traditional beliefs and practices have been undermined.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a ceremony in Guwahati to distribute grants of Rs 10 lakh each to 18 organizations working to preserve and promote tribal and tribal beliefs and culture and Rs 5 lakh to 73 places of worship for tribals and tribals. , and 2 crores from Garchuk based All Bathou Mahasabha.
Mr. Sarma said that his government is committed to protect the culture of the tribals and that no one should take advantage of them and convert to another religion by fraud.
In Article 25 of the Constitution, Mr. Sarma said it gives the right to freely practice, preach and propagate a religion of one’s choice, but it does not allow religious conversion through any form of enticement and enticement.
Mr. Sarma said the trend of conversion among many tribal and tribal communities in Assam has undermined their traditional beliefs and practices.
Mr. Sarma said conversion has led to the near extinction of many indigenous beliefs and cultures around the world.