He has also sought a direction to the Centre to review the Visa Rules for religious preachers and foreigner missionaries, and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) rules for foreign- funded NGOs and individuals.
“Petitioner submits that Hindus have become minority in many states due to religious conversion by intimidation, threatening, deceivingly luring through gifts, monetary benefits, offering other help like school admission/medical benefits and using superstition and black magic,” the application, filed through advocate Ashwani Dubey, said.
Forced religious conversion may pose a danger to national security and impinge on religious freedom of citizens, the top court had earlier said and asked the Centre to step in and make sincere efforts to tackle the “very serious” issue.
The court had warned a “very difficult situation” will emerge if proselytisation through deception, allurement and intimidation is not stopped.
“The issue with respect to the alleged conversion of religion, if it is found to be correct and true, is a very serious issue which may ultimately affect the security of the nation as well as the freedom of religion and conscience of the citizens,” it had said.
The court had asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to enumerate measures to curb the practice and granted time to the Centre to file its response on the issue while posting the matter for hearing on November 28.