On 26th December, Madhya Pradesh’s cabinet minister affirmed the Religious Freedom Bill. After the endorsement by the cabinet minister, the Religious Freedom Bill will currently be introduced in the Vidhan Sabha. The Religious Freedom Bill accommodates a jail term of as long as ten years and a fine of Rs one lakh for change through marriage or by some other false methods.
State Home Minister Narottam Mishra said that “Under the new Religious Freedom Bill, compelling religious transformation on the somebody will pull in one to five years of detainment and a base Rs 25,000 fine. Under the new Madhya Pradesh’s Religious Freedom Bill, constrained change of a minor, a lady or an individual from SC or ST, would draw a base prison term of two to ten years with a fine of Rs 50,000”.
When implemented Religious Freedom Bill 2020, this will be the most severe law in the nation against religious transformation did by fake methods, allurement, or danger. With this turn of bills, MP has become the third Bharatiya Janata Party-controlled state to clear the Religious Freedom Bill after the Himachal Pradesh and UP.
This Religious Freedom Bill will supplant the Freedom of Religion Act of 1968. Any marriage solemnized uniquely to change over an individual will be viewed as invalid and void under the arrangements of this proposed enactment. An arrangement has likewise been made that those ready to change need over to apply before the district administration two months earlier.
The UP govt endorsed a draft statute to check constrained strict changes of religion transformation, including those for inter-religious marriage between two religions. Under the Religious Freedom Bill, a marriage will be announced invalid and fake if the change of a lady is exclusively for a reason.