The Indian Constitution guarantees every individual’s freedom of religion as well as the freedom of religion of a group. Ours being a secular country, the state is religion neutral and keeps equidistance from all religions. Article 25 clearly guarantees that all persons (including non-citizens) will have the freedom to profess, practice and propagate one’s religion. Despite a rich tradition and legal framework that supports freedom of conscience and the right to practice, profess, and promote the religion of one’s choice, religious minorities in India find themselves frequent victims of targeted violence. ADF India partners with allied lawyers across the country to secure victories for religious freedom.
ADF India launched the Vanishing Girls Campaign to counter the practice of sex selective abortions and show that all girls across India need love, care, and an equal opportunity to experience all that life has to offer.
The campaign advocates for the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception Pre-Natal Diagnostics Technique (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994. This Act criminalized the disclosure of the sex of the foetus to the parents using sonography scans, otherwise done for periodic health-check of the foetus.