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Madhya Pradesh Government Notifies "The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2020" against religious conversion through fraudulent means

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2021 2:14am

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On Saturday 27th March, 2021, the Madhya Pradesh Government notified a Law against religion conversion through Fraudulent means, including those for the sake of marriage, that stipulates a jail term of up to 10 years for 

The Act titled "The Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2020" was published in the Gazette notification after the approval given by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Anandiben Patel. 

It penalises religion conversion through fraudulent means, including those for the sake of marriage, besides the religious conversion by misappropriation, allurement, use of threat or force, undue influence, coercion or by any other fraudulent means. 

The Preamble of the Act reads—

" An act to provide Freedom of Religion by prohibiting conversion from one religion to another by misappropriation, allurement, use of threat or force, undue influence, coercion, marriage or any fraudulent means and fir the matters connected there with or incidental there to"

The Act stated that no person shall convert or attempt to convert, either directly or otherwise, any other person by use of misrepresentation, allurement, use of threat of force, undue influence, coercion or marriage or by any other fraudulent means.

Key Provisions in the Act—

Section 3:

Prohibition of Conversion from one religion  to another 

This section probhibits every person  not to convert or attempt to convert, either directly or otherwise, any other person in use of misrepresentation, allurement, use of threat or force, undue influence, coercion, marriage or any fraudulent means. It also prohibits that if any person abet or conpire such conversion, then such conversion shall be deemed … Continue Reading...


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