Uttarakhand Religious Conversion: BJP government passed stricter law in the assembly

Debjit Mukherjee: Uttarakhand’s BJP government is stricter to stop illegal conversions. The Pushkar Singh Dhami government has amended the previous law to punish such ‘crimes’ more severely. According to the new law, the accused can be jailed for a maximum of 10 years if he cheats, induces or forces conversion. The Uttarakhand government on Friday passed a law in the Assembly. According to this law, if the charge of forced conversion is proved, the accused can be prosecuted under the non-bailable section along with a maximum of 10 years in jail. Along with that, he will be fined up to 50 thousand rupees. Not only that, if found guilty, those who were trying to change their religion, will have to pay compensation up to 5 lakh rupees.