International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - ICCPR
1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice...........
10 Apr 1979 a
Link to Full New York Times Article:
WOMEN'S CHALLENGES FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF -
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
INDIA - ORISSA STATE HINDU-CHRISTIAN CONFLICTS
Deshakalyan Chowdhury/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
October 12, 2008
Full Article at Link.
.....India, the world’s most populous democracy and officially a secular nation, is today haunted by a stark assault on one of its fundamental freedoms. Here in eastern Orissa State, riven by six weeks of religious clashes, Christian families like the Digals say they are being forced to abandon their faith in exchange for their safety.
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