The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh is planning to introduce Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020 in the next session of the state Assembly in view of the rising incidents of "love jihad".
The bill proposes a rigorous imprisonment for the period of five years for luring a person through fraud and forcing marriage by religious conversion, he told reporters and added that such offence will be non-bailable.
Apart from Madhya Pradesh, BJP-ruled Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Assam are also mulling to bringing a law against religious conversion in the name of "love jihad".
Meanwhile, in February this year, the Centre had told Parliament that 'love jihad' is not defined in any of the existing laws.
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