Bill against conversion by Force Passed by H.P

Published on August 31, 2019
Current context: Himachal Pradesh assembly has passed a bill against conversion by force on 30th August 2019.
Bill against conversion by Force Passed by H.P 
  • It includes inducement or through marriage for the sole purpose to convince the victim to adopt a new religion.
  • The new bill repealed the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act,2006.
  • The new bill incurs stiffer punishments with a jail term is of 7 years as compared to the Freedom of Religion Act in which punishment was only 3 years.
  • Under its Section 5, any marriage for the sole purpose of conversion will be declared null and it also prohibits conversion by misrepresentation, fraudulent means, coercion, inducement or under influence.
  • As per the new bill, the person willing to convert his/her religion has to file a month’s notice in advance to the district magistrate.
  • Reconverting to the “Parent Religion” is exempted under this provision.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state assembly has recently passed the bill against religion conversion by force?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Himachal Pradesh
d. Arunachal Pradesh

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