Anti-Conversion Bill Passed in Haryana Assembly

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  • 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.
  • Sultanpur National Park is located in Haryana.
 Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Bill, 2022
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