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UP cabinet passes ordinance to check ‘unlawful’ religious conversions

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 24 November 2020
Giving legal teeth to his promise of a crackdown on forcible conversions amid a spiralling row over "love jihad", Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet passed the UP Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion ordinance on Tuesday.
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Uttar Pradesh Cabinet decided to introduce an ordinance against unlawful religious conversions, informed state minister for MSME, Sidharth Nath Singh on November 24 to ANI. He added, "The ordinance provides for jail term of 1-5 years with Rs 15,000 penalty for forceful religious conversion. For...

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