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The Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill-2017, as the legislation is called, bans people from attempting to convert others "by use of force or by allurement or by any fraudulent means," with punishments including up to three years in prison.
The bill is not yet law, and requires the signature of the governor and the president."This is very unfortunate for the people of Jharkhand," said the Rev. Man Maish Ekka, a member of the Jharkhand Sadbhavana Munch, a local religious freedom forum.
Open Doors released a report showing that there were 410 incidents of attacks, harassment and threats on Christians reported in India in the first six months of 2017, the highest ever since the country's independence.
Paul Robinson, the chief executive of Release International, described in May, "In states across India, militants have threatened and killed church workers.""Extremists have tried to force Christians to renounce their faith and convert to Hinduism.
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) boasts more than 32 million specimens that make up 45 permanent halls, including the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, which houses the museum’s beloved 94-foot-long model of a blue whale.
And they have bombed, torched, vandalized and demolished churches."Andrew Boyd of the same charity pointed specifically to the state anti-conversion laws, which make it very hard to talk about and share the Christian faith."It's based on the idea that conversion by force should be made illegal.
I think everyone would agree that conversion by force would be useless," Boyd said at the time."But actually if you preach about Heaven then it's considered to be bribery, if you speak about Hell then it's considered to be a threat.
Its museums are home to a wide variety of art, history, education, and culture so there’s bound to be a museum you’ll enjoy.
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Explore three mains sections in the museum: a Historical Gallery that covers the days before and after the attacks; the In Memoriam exhibition, which highlights the lives lost in both the 1993 bombings and the 2001 attacks; and Foundation Hall, featuring relics remaining from the buildings.