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Supreme Court of India
Rohinton Fali Narman, J. B. R. Gavai, J. Hrishikesh Roy, J.
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Mr. G. Sankarnarayanan, Sr. Adv. And Mr. Ashwani Kumar Dubey, AOR. For the Petitioner. 


Mr. Chirag M. Shroff, Adv., Ms. Abhilasha Bharti, Adv. And Mr. Sushant Dogra, Adv.

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9 April 2021
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Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay v. Union of India & Others

SC Writ 393/2021

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Contents of the petition filed as per media reporting; 


A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and States to control black magic, superstition and religious conversion through gifts and monetary benefits. The plea filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has also sough directions to ascertain the feasibility of appointing a Committee to enact a Conversion of Religion Act to check the “abuse of religion”.

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Order – The writ petition is dismissed as withdrawn.