The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet today passed a Bill that was aimed at curbing forced religious conversions. The bill was passed by a voice vote.
The bill of passed into law will lead to a maximum punishment of up to 10 years in jail and up to Rs 1 lakh in fine, with the burden of proof falling on the accused.
The Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020 was tabled at a Cabinet meeting headed by CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan-which will be tabled in the legislative assembly later this month.
This move by the MP Government comes months after the Uttar Pradesh Government under Yogi Adithyanath also passed a similar law in the state.