The Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday (March 27) notified the ‘Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2020’, under which punishment of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of forcing them to convert to religion using marriage. Provision has been made.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gave her assent to the Bill (now Act) on Friday (26 March). The law has been published in the Gazette notification (dated 27 March 2021).
Preamble of this Act This Act providing freedom of religion.
It also provides that whoever intends to marry a person of any religion other than his religion and disguises his religion in such a way that the person he intends to marry believes him Is that his religion is exactly what he has stated, to be punished with imprisonment for an act which is not less than 3 years but which can be up to 10 years and fine shall also be payable, which Shall not be less than Rs. 50,0000.
Mass Conversion – The Act provides that whoever is found committing mass conversions (in violation of the provisions of law) shall be punished with imprisonment which shall not be less than 5 years but which may extend up to 10 years. And shall also be liable to fine which shall not exceed 100000. [Section 5]
Section 6 provides that any marriage done in violation of Section 3 shall be deemed void.