‘Love jihad’ ordinance passed in UP

Union Law Ministry proposed law against ‘love jihad’, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, on Tuesday, cleared the ‘Love jihad’ ordinance. The ordinance came shortly after the Allahabad High Court, upheld the right to freedom of choice of individuals and quashed its own order in which it had said that conversion forĀ  marriage was not acceptable.

Passing the ordinance, the UP government said that more than 100 cases were analyzed before bringing the ordinance. The law mandates imprisonment for one-five years those convicted of carrying out forceful conversions for marriage.

“We saw that the religious conversions were part of ‘love jihad’ conspiracy. There is a big conspiracy behind these conversions which was unravelled by our security agencies,” UP Minister Mohsin Raza said.


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