ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Anti-conversion Legislation in Karnataka

BJP’s Responsible Governance or Descent in Communal Chaos?

The recent Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, passed in the Karnataka legislative assembly that claims to combat conversion is a diabolical move by the government to provide legal cover to the majoritarian fundamentalist oppression against minorities.

The Karnataka legislative assembly recently passed the Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 through a voice vote, amidst severe opposition. The bill contains harsh punitive provisions: as much as 10 years imprisonment for being involved in the conversion of a woman, minor, or Dalit. The definition of “allurement” is broad, with even the providing of education or hospital services, or just to pray for the health of a sick person may be used to allege “allurement” to convert.

Freedom of Religion

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Updated On : 17th Jan, 2022
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