The Haryana state Assembly passed the ‘Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Bill, 2022’ to prevent illegal religious conversion.
The bill proposed, it is illegal if the conversion is done by allurement, use of force, fraudulent means or coercion.
The bill provided with a punishment for imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of not less than Rs.1 lakh in case of illegal conversion.
If a person is trying to convert minors, women, SC/ST people illegally, he/she shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than four years, which may extend to 10 years and liable to fine not less than Rs.3 lakh.
The mass conversion shall be punished with the imprisonment of five years which may extend upto 10 years and shall also be liable to pay a fine not less than Rs.4 lakh.
Facts to know:
Governor of Haryana: Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya.
Chief Minister of Haryana: Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar.
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