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The government has shown strictness in the Love Jihad bill. There is also a provision for imprisonment of up to 5 years for religious leaders, Qazi, Maulvi or clergy who have converted without applying.

  • Meeting held at Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s house, bill will be presented in winter session

The cabinet has approved the draft of proposed bill against Love Jihad in Madhya Pradesh. It will now be introduced in the winter session of the assembly starting on 28 December. The draft was cleared in a cabinet meeting at CM residence on Saturday. It was decided to make the law more stringent.

Earlier, Home Minister Narottam Mishra has also said that the law should be tightened. It is being said that the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, the Shivraj government is also moving ahead on the way that this law has been made.

Sentenced to at least 10 years
According to the draft of the bill, a case will be registered in non-bailable sections and there will be a provision for a sentence of at least 10 years. Those who cooperate in cases like Love Jihad will also be made the main accused. Taking them as criminals will be punished just like the main accused. At the same time, there will be a provision in the law to punish those who convert for marriage.

Even convicts in UP sentenced to 10 years
In Uttar Pradesh, the law to stop wrongful conversion has come into effect. It was approved by the Governor on 28 November. The cabinet passed its bill on 24 November. Yogi Adityanath had said during the assembly by-election that a law will be brought against Love Jihad in the state for the purpose of protecting women. Efforts are also underway to bring such legislation in Haryana, Karnataka and some other states ruled by BJP.

Uttar Pradesh was the first state in the country, where this law was passed. UP also has a provision for registration of a case under non-bailable sections and a maximum punishment of 10 years under this law.

Bill Key Points

  • There will be a provision of 10 years punishment for seducing, forcing conversions and getting married.
  • The District Magistrate will have to submit an application in writing to both the parties to the conversion and the marriage and get it done 2 months before the conversion and subsequent marriage.
  • There is also a provision for imprisonment of up to 5 years for religious leaders, Qazi, Maulvi or clergy who have converted without applying.
  • Complaints about conversion and forced marriage can be made by the victim, parents, family or guardian.
  • This offense will be non-bailable.
  • Registration of institutions forcibly converting or marrying will be canceled.
  • The registration of the organizations or donors who donated to such conversion or marriage institutions will also be canceled.
  • All the accused who cooperate in such conversion or marriage will be prosecuted like the main accused.

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