India’s parliament has passed a bill that bans the country’s most popular religion, Hinduism.
The law is aimed at tackling extremism in India’s religious community, but it has drawn criticism from the countrys biggest religious organisation.
The Hindu Mahasabha, which has been campaigning against the bill, said it had concerns about the implications for the religious minorities in India.
But it argued the ban was necessary to curb extremism.
The bill, which was approved by a voice vote, requires a person to “abide by the fundamental principles of Hinduism”.
In a statement on its website, the organisation said the bill was a step in the right direction to “protect the fundamental rights of the Hindu minority”.
The Hindu community in India is one of the most persecuted minority groups in the world.
The organisation says at least 2.3 million people are killed in the country every year.
The group is one the largest Hindu nationalist organisations in India and is known for its attacks on Muslim-majority countries.
Indian laws were passed to prevent people from attending Hindu temples or holding ceremonies, and to prevent the sale of alcohol.
The government has since made efforts to rein in the number of religious organisations that can organise religious ceremonies.
But the move has not been widely supported in India, which is home to about one-third of the world’s Hindu population.