Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Cupboard’s nod for promulgation of ‘anti-love jihad’ ordinance

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Shivraj Cupboard’s nod for promulgation of ‘anti-love jihad’ ordinance 

The Madhya Pradesh Cupboard on Tuesday permitted the Dharma Swatantrata (Spiritual Freedom) Ordinance, 2020 to examine the rising circumstances of “love jihad” within the state. It has been despatched to Governor for last assent.

The ordinance was permitted throughout a particular Cupboard session which was presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal.

The Bharatiya Janata Get together authorities within the landlocked state took the ordinance route very like the Uttar Pradesh to enact the legislation to examine compelled spiritual conversion.

This comes after the three-day Meeting session was annulled because of rising coronavirus circumstances. The Meeting session was annulled by a joint committee of all leaders on Sunday evening. 

READ MORE: Vishwa Hindu Parishad calls for nationwide legislation in opposition to ‘love jihad’

The Cupboard had final week permitted the Madhya Pradesh Spiritual Freedom Invoice, 2020. The Invoice was permitted on Saturday and would have been tabled within the upcoming Meeting session however the session has now been cancelled. 

Below this legislation, there’s a provision of awarding a most of 10 years imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 1 lakh for forceful conversion of any individual beneath the pretext of marriage. Strict provisions have been made on this legislation to forestall forceful spiritual conversions. Based on this legislation, it’s thought-about illegal for any individual to lure, threaten and bask in forceful spiritual conversions.

READ MORE: Not in favour of legal guidelines in opposition to conversion for marriage: JDU

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