UP cabinet passes ordinance to check ‘unlawful’ religious conversions

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Giving legal teeth to his promise of a crackdown on forcible conversions amid a spiralling row over "love jihad", Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet passed the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion ordinance on Tuesday.

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Published on November 24, 2020 -  01:22
UP Cabinet decides to introduce ordinance against unlawful religious conversions
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet decided to introduce an ordinance against unlawful religious conversions, informed state minister for MSME, Sidharth Nath Singh on November 24 to ANI. He added, "The ordinance provides for jail term of 1-5 years with Rs 15,000 penalty for forceful religious conversion. For conversions of minors and women of SC/SC community, there will be jail term of 3-10 years with Rs 25,000 penalty."

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