Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Saturday gave assent to an ordinance towards forcible or “dishonest” non secular conversions, an official mentioned. The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Illegal Conversion of Faith Ordinance, 2020 has been promulgated with the approval of the Governor, the official mentioned.
The state cupboard presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier this week permitted the draft ordinance to curb forcible or “dishonest” non secular conversions together with these for the sake of marriage, which might land violators in jail for as much as 10 years.
Based on it, a wedding will likely be declared “null and void” if the conversion of a lady is solely for that function, and people wishing to alter their faith after marriage want to use to the district Justice of the Peace.
In latest weeks, BJP-run states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have revealed plans to enact legal guidelines to counter alleged makes an attempt to transform Hindu ladies to Islam within the guise of marriage, which get together leaders typically consult with as “love jihad”.