Strict Love Jihad Law in UP soon, proposal sent, says Home Department

A strict law against ‘Love Jihad’ will soon be brought in the state. Home Department has sent a proposal to the Department of Law, says Home Department, Uttar Pradesh

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After UP, Haryana now considers law against ‘love jihad’

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Home Department has sent a proposal to the state’s Department of Law to form a strict law against ‘love jihad’.

“A strict law against ‘love jihad’ will soon be brought in the state. Home Department has sent a proposal to the Department of Law,” the Home Department said in a statement on Friday.

Recently, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced that his government will bring a strict law to curb “love jihad” and forcible religious conversion, citing an Allahabad High Court’s order.

Allahabad High Court order, which said religious conversion is not necessary for marriage, CM Yogi said, “I warn those who conceal identity and play with the respect of our sisters. If you don’t mend your ways, your ‘Ram naam satya’ journey will begin.”

Watch what UP CM Yogi said:

Responding to a query in Lok Sabha in February this year, the Union Home Ministry had clarified the term ‘love jihad’ is not defined under the existing laws and no such case has been reported so far.

Earlier this week, the BJP govenments on Madhya Pradesh and Haryana announced to enact a law against love jihad.

Narottam Mishra

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that the state government will bring a bill against ‘love jihad’ in the next Assembly session that will have the provision of five years of rigorous imprisonment.

“One word ‘ Love Jihad’ is doing rounds. We are making preparations to introduce the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2020 in Assembly. It will have provision for five years of rigorous imprisonment against those involved in forceful religious conversion and marriage by lure or fraud,” Mishra told reporters here.

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