Attacking the states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has asked whether the ‘Love Jihad’ law will apply to the BJP leaders or their families who have inter-religious marriages? Speaking to the media on Saturday, Baghel said, “Family members of many BJP leaders have also inter-religion marriages. I ask BJP leaders whether these marriages fall under the definition of” love jihad “or not ? “
The Congress leader’s statement came after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently announced that his government would bring strict laws in the state to curb “love jihad” and forced conversions. Earlier, the BJP government led by Shivraj Singh Chauhan in Madhya Pradesh also said that a law will be brought against ‘Love Jihad’ in the state soon.
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Explain that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is going to bring the ‘Uttar Pradesh Law Against Conversion Prohibition Law-2020’ against Love Jihad in the next Vidhan Sabha session. In this, there is a provision of punishment of five years on forced conversion and 10 years on mass conversion.
In Madhya Pradesh too, the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government is preparing to bring a similar law. A draft of the law has been prepared. According to the MP Freedom of Religion Act 2020 draft, a provision of five years’ punishment has been made for the proselyte. According to the draft, the Family Court has also been given the right to cancel such marriages.