ANIL VIJ AND CM YOGI (PC: SOCIAL MEDIA)
New Delhi: The Yogi Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh approved the draft ‘Law against Unlawful Religion Prohibition Ordinance 2020’. In the state, by force, lying, greed or any other fraudulent way or conversion to marriage will be a non-bailable offense.
Love Jihad law in Haryana:
This law will come into effect as soon as the approval of the Governor. Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij has given his response to this decision of the Uttar Pradesh government.
He wrote in tweeting that ‘the Yogi cabinet has given final approval to this law for action on the perpetrators of love jihad in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Zindabad. Haryana will soon enact a law on love jihad.
Explain that the Haryana government is also preparing to enact a strict law against forced conversion soon on the lines of UP. Which Home Minister Anil Vij has mentioned many times before.
UP’s Love Jihad Law:
If you someone converted your religion or by lying or any other fraudulent means. It is a cognizable offense. It will be non-bailable and will be tried in the First Class Magistrate’s Court. If convicted, the guilty will face a minimum sentence of one year and maximum five years. Also, a fine of at least Rs 15,000 has to be paid.
If the case of conversion is in relation to a minor woman, Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe woman, the convict will have to face imprisonment from three years to 10 years and a minimum fine of Rs 25,000.
The ordinance sets out provisions on all aspects of conversion. According to this, if the interested parties want to convert, the concerned parties will have to inform the District Magistrate two months in advance on the draft. Violation can lead to a sentence of six months to three years. The minimum fine for this offense has been fixed at Rs 10,000.
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