Chandigarh: The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government has come out with a law to prevent forced conversions. On Friday (March 4, 2022), Home Minister Anil Vij introduced a bill in the Assembly in this regard. The 'Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Bill- 2022' provides for punishment up to 10 years for forced conversion. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has praised the state government's move.
VHP Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said that with this bill, the state government has shown its determination. He said that after this bill becomes a law, the cases of conspiracy against the country through love jihad and conversions in the state will be curbed. "Haryana has been a religious region since the beginning. This is the area where human civilization flourished and flourished. However, illegal conversion activities have come to light in the state for the past few days. Illegal conversions had created many graveyards of Hindus like Mewat.''
According to Jain, "Several anti-national elements have been arrested from time to time from these areas of Haryana. All these acts were not only promoted by the mullahs and clerics but are also conspiring to push the Muslim community into bigotry. Christian missionaries are constantly converting gullible people by deception or inducement.'' Jain said the law and order situation in Haryana has been challenged several times by anti-national people. But now after the coming into being of this law, an atmosphere of social harmony and peace will be created.