The conversion law passed in the Legislative Council, the law will be made after the approval of the Governor
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Unlawful Religion Prohibition Bill has been passed in the Legislative Council on Thursday after the Assembly. The Bill was laid on the Table of the House during the proceedings that started after the lunch break. SP and Leader of the Opposition in the House Ahmed Hassan and Congress member Deepak Singh, pointing out several flaws in it, requested to send it to the Select Committee. Chairman Kunwar Manvendra Singh rejected the amendment proposals given by the Leader of Opposition and members of his party on this bill as not compatible with the rules. He then declared the bill to be passed by voice amidst uproar by SP members.
Significantly, in November 2020, the cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath approved the Uttar Pradesh Laws Against Religion Conversion Amendment Ordinance. It provides for a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment and fine for deceit, fraud, seduction or forced conversion to marriage. The bill was passed in the Assembly on Wednesday.