The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 was handed within the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Monday. The invoice supplies for a most of 10 years of imprisonment and heavy superb of Rs 1 lakh in case of fraudulent conversion by way of marriage or every other means. Any marriage that violates this legislation shall be thought of void.
On getting approval from Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, this legislation will substitute the ‘Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Ordinance, 2020’, which penalised non secular conversions by way of fraudulent means, together with these for the sake of marriage.
“We won’t allow forced conversions in Madhya Pradesh. Under the new bill, anyone who does it will face jail term up to 10 yrs and minimum Rs 50,000 fine,” Shivraj Singh Chouhan had stated.
“Under the new Bill, forcing religious conversion on someone will attract one to five years of imprisonment and a minimum Rs 25,000 fine,” stated Narottam Mishra, State Minister.
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra had launched the invoice within the House on March 1 and it was handed by voice vote after dialogue within the Assembly.
In December 2020, The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet had given approval to the Bill in a gathering chaired by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.