Mumbai: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has announced that his government will soon bring a strict law against ‘Love Jihad’ in the state. Announcing at an election rally in Vadodara ahead of the municipal elections on Sunday, “We are going to bring a law against Love Jihad in the Legislative Assembly. Such activities being done in the name of Love Jihad will not be tolerated … The BJP government will bring strict laws against Love Jihad in the coming days.”
Rupani, while enlisting the achievements of his government with regard to enforcing strict action against criminals, said that the BJP government in Gujarat took strict action against land-grabbers to protect the interests of ‘Gunda’ (anti-social) elements and the common man. is. make laws
“In the last assembly sessions, our government came up with stringent laws. We have enacted an act against the goons. We have brought the Act to ensure that such elements do not disturb the common man and serve a harsh sentence of 10 years.”
Rupani said, “We also came up with the Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act so that people do not enter the land of others and do not capture the property of others using fake documents. We brought this law with a provision of 14 years of punishment,” Rupani said.
Earlier, in November, the Adityanath government introduced an ordinance (Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Religion Ordinance, 2020) against forcible or fraudulent religious conversion which provided imprisonment of up to 10 years and a maximum fine of Rs 50,000 under various categories.
Under the provisions of the law, a marriage will be declared “null and void” if the woman’s conversion is for this purpose only. Those wishing to change their religion after the marriage has to apply to the District Magistrate.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on February 2 told the Lok Sabha that the Central Government has no intention to bring a central anti-conversion law to curb inter-faith marriages in the country.