Bangalore /bæŋɡəˈlɔːr/, officially known as Bengaluru ([ˈbeŋɡəɭuːɾu]), is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. It has a population of about 8.42 million and a metropolitan population of about 8.52 million, making it the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. Located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau, at a height of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate throughout the year. Its elevation is the highest among the major large cities of India.

A succession of South Indian dynasties, the Western Gangas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas, ruled the present region of Bangalore until in 1537 CE, Kempé Gowdā – a feudal ruler under the Vijayanagara Empire – established a mud fort considered to be the foundation of modern Bangalore. In 1638, the Marāthās conquered and ruled Bangalore for almost 50 years, after which the Mughals captured and sold the city to the Mysore Kingdom of the Wadiyar dynasty. It was captured by the British after victory in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1799), who returned administrative control of the city to the Maharaja of Mysore. The old city developed in the dominions of the Maharaja of Mysore and was made capital of the Princely State of Mysore, which existed as a nominally sovereign entity of the British Raj. In 1809, the British shifted their cantonment to Bangalore, outside the old city, and a town grew up around it, which was governed as part of British India. Following India's independence in 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Mysore State, and remained capital when the new Indian state of Karnataka was formed in 1956. The two urban settlements of Bangalore – city and cantonment – which had developed as independent entities merged into a single urban centre in 1949. The existing Kannada name, Bengalūru, was declared the official name of the city in 2006.

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Karnataka: Pastor couple arrested over conversion charges

The Telegraph India 19 May 2022
In his written complaint, Mutha alleged that the pastor and his wife were trying to convert them to Christianity as they had got his nephew and niece-in-law converted earlier ... A source at the Bangalore Archbishop’s office said such cases were a natural outcome of the existing communal atmosphere and the anti-conversion law....

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Indian Express 19 May 2022
Dhawan is a student of National Law School of India University, Bangalore ... Prannv DhawanPrannv Dhawan is a student of National Law School of India University,......

Karnataka: ‘Illegal’ Mosques, churches on Sree Ram Sena radar

The Telegraph India 18 May 2022
Sree Ram Sena chief Pramod Muthalik made the allegation just when the state governor gave his nod to a contentious anti-conversion ordinance that has now become law ... But state home minister Araga Jnanendra warned of stringent action if anyone dared to take law into their hands....

Why an Indian couple is suing son over grandchildren

BBC News 14 May 2022
And now, they say, it's payback time - either the son and daughter-in-law give them a grandchild within a year or reimburse 50m rupees ($650,000; £525,000) ... Sudha (name changed), a 46-year-old business analyst in the southern city of Bangalore, told the BBC that when her parents arranged her marriage, she was 21 and had just graduated....

Karnataka takes ordinance route to introduce anti-conversion law

The Telegraph India 12 May 2022
The move has sparked fears among Christians and prompted the Archbishop of Bangalore to caution that “fringe elements” on whom the government has “no control” could misuse the law to target the minority community even more ... The proposed law lays down that those found guilty of ......

Karnataka govt takes ordinance route to implement 'anti-conversion law'It proposes an imprisonment from three to ...

Deccan Herald 12 May 2022
The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday decided to promulgate an ordinance giving effect to a stringent law against religious conversion, prompting Bangalore Archbishop Peter Machado to urge Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot that he should not sign off on it ... Karnataka will become the 9th state to enact the anti-conversion law....

India Sedition Law

Dispatch Argus 11 May 2022
... law, in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Feb....

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The Telegraph India 10 May 2022
In 2020, India accounted for 109 internet shutdowns out of 155 ... Advertisement ... The preference for using this law stems from the lack of safeguards, such as the absence of an in-built review mechanism and the emphasis on officials’ ‘sole opinion’ ... Kshitij Goyal studies in National Law School of India University, Bangalore. ....

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