Uttar Pradesh : Tough Law Against “Love Jihad”

A proposal has been sent by the Uttar Pradesh Home Department to the state’s Law Ministry for a strict law to deal against the claimed religious conversion of women in the name of marriage, which BJP leaders mentions as “love jihad”.

During recent election rallies, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the government would bring out laws to deal with “love jihad”.

UP Law Minister Brijesh Pathak said that “There has been a rise in such cases in the state which have caused social disharmony and enmity. These incidents are also bringing a bad name to the state and therefore a strict law is the need of the hour.”

‘We will do whatever is required as soon as we receive a proposal from the Home Department as we have already made all necessary preparations,” Mr Pathak said.

Just for the purpose of marriage, conversion of Hindu girls into Muslims is not justified said Allahabad High Court.

‘Ram Naam Satya’ journey will start if any disrespected the honour and dignity of their daughters,” said Yogi Adityanath.

According to the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission, “The commission is of the view that existing legal provisions are not enough to check religious conversion and on this serious matter, a new law is needed like in some other states”.

The report was submitted by the Law Commission along with draft legislation, Uttar Pradesh Freedom of Religion Bill, 2019.