If one forcibly converted in UP will get imprisoned for 10 years, new order issued
If one forcibly converted in UP will get imprisoned for 10 years, new order issued

Lucknow: Taking a major decision, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved the draft of the UP Laws Against Religion Conversion Prohibition Bill-2021 to prevent forcible conversion. Under this, if a person forcibly, greedily, by coercion, or under his influence makes a religious change, then an FIR will be lodged against him. This FIR can get the victim's parents, siblings, or any blood or marriage related and adopted person.

In this bill, there is a provision for imprisonment ranging from one year to 10 years in different categories on forced conversions and fines ranging from fifteen thousand to fifty thousand rupees. The court has been empowered to order damages of up to five lakh rupees as compensation to the victim. Not only this, there is a provision for double punishment for committing crimes related to conversion more than once.

If a person wants to convert religiously, he will have to apply 60 days before the District Magistrate or ADM authorized by him. If any person or organization is organizing a conversion, they will have to inform the DM or ADM about a month in advance. After this, it will be done through the police from the level of District Magistrate. If someone is found to have converted the religion by giving false information to the district administration by creating pressure, greed, or using its influence, then it will be illegal and void.

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