Haryana Government is ready to table bill against “Love Jihad” (Religious Conversions Through Force Or Fraudulent Means), in upcoming budget sessions of the assembly.
Haryana’s Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday said that the draft of the bill against conversion of religions through force or fraudulent means has been prepared and it will be presented in the upcoming budget session in the Vidhan Sabha.
On 26 November 2020, Anil Vij also talked about forming a three-member drafting committee to study the love jihad law of other states.
The drafting committee comprises of T L Satyaprakash (IAS) Secretary Home, ADGP Navdeep Sing Virk (IPS) and Additional Advocate General Deepak Manchanda.
Talking about Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, on 25 February, UP’s Legislative council has passed the ‘Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Bill, 2021’ which aims to restrain religion conversions by unfair, fraudulent or any other undue means. And on 29th December 2020, The MP’s Cabinet had approved the Dharma Swatantra (Religion Freedom) law to deal with the “Religion Conversion” cases in the state.
Being the authority in the meeting of drafting committee, Ani Vij had said that “The enactment of this law will restrain any attempts to religious conversion by fraudulent means, force, bluff or marriage or any other undue means by anyone in the state. Culprits will face strict actions” in an official statement.