With a view to curbing cases of Love Jihad, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions
Bengaluru: With a view to curbing cases of Love Jihad, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided to promulgate an ordinance against religious conversions.
It is reported that Muslim men hide their identity and lure innocent Hindu women.
It is further reported that Mohan Bhagwat, RSS chief, raised this issue when he visited Uttar Pradesh a few days ago.
"The law in Uttar Pradesh would be quite similar in nature which would make religious conversions a complex and cumbersome procedure," an official in the law department was quoted as saying by a popular website.
“It is under the process and Acts and laws of other states are being studied and discussed before UP has its own law against religious conversions,” Times of India quoted another official as saying.
A noted on anti-conversion law:
As of now, eight states have anti-conversion laws, namely, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The law was first enacted by Odisha in 1967, followed by Madhya Pradesh in 1968. According to a law department official, Uttar Pradesh could be the ninth one in the list of states with an anti-conversion law, a popular website adds.
A note on Love Jihad
In simple terms, Love Jihad refers to the endeavour by Muslim men targeting innocent women of non-Islamic religions by feigning love. The actual motive behind such a move is to convert them and expand the religion.
It is reported that the first case of Love Jihad was reported from Kerala in 2009.
It is also to be noted that though the roots of the network are deep, it is not an organised set up.
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Last Updated 18, Sep 2020, 3:52 PM