Madhya Pradesh becomes another state to pass Anti-Conversion Bill

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After Uttar Pradesh the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet passed Anti-Conversion Bill by a voice vote.

Madhya Pradesh Anti-Conversion Bill will include a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail and up to ₹ 1 lakh in fine, with the burden of proof virtually falling on the accused and those associated with the accused, including organisations and institutions.

In November Yogi Govt passes ordinance against “Love Jihad and unlawful religious conversions”

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that under the new bill, forcing religious conversion on someone will attract 1-5 years of imprisonment and a minimum ₹ 25,000 in fine.

If the person converted, however, belongs to a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or is underaged, the crime would draw a minimum jail term of 2-10 years with a maximum penalty of ₹ 1 lakh.

Madhya Pradesh government move comes after a month of similar law to prohibit unlawful conversions passed by Yogi Adityanath Government.