In India if anyone has to change any portion of their public record such as Name, Spelling of Name, Status, Marriage, Divorce, Relationship, denouncement, Power of Attorney etc they must submit an application and appear in front of SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) and take oath that they are making this change without any fear or any undue pressure.
However, only religious conversions do not follow this practice. Christian missionaries take advantage of this loophole and try to convert people using fear, fraud, allurement, and money.
Sub Divisional; Magistrates are empowered to issue various kinds of statutory certificates including SC/ST & OBC, Domicile, Nationality etc. Registration of Property documents, sale deeds, the power of attorneys, share certificates and all other documents which need to be compulsorily registered as per law is made at Sub Registrar’s Office which is nine in numbers.
To ensure the safety of Indian Citizens
We ask Government of India to make it mandatory that all religious conversions follow the same process and should be done in front of Sub Divisional Magistrate. This way people of India would be assured that no fraud based or fears based conversions are happening in INDIA.
This change will also ensure that government benefits are given properly and public records are correct.