Chandigarh: Haryana desires to convey a legislation as quickly as doable towards spiritual conversion via drive or fraudulent means, House Minister Anil Vij stated on Thursday as he directed officers to organize a draft of an anti-conversion legislation.
Presiding over a gathering of a “drafting committee”, the house minister stated the “enactment of this legislation will stop any try and get spiritual conversion by drive, inducement, bluff of marriage or by every other unethical strategies by anybody within the state”.
“Strict motion can be taken towards the culprits,” he stated in an official assertion.
In the course of the assembly, all elements of the preliminary draft introduced by the committee had been rigorously thought-about, it stated.
Legal guidelines made on this topic in different states are additionally being studied, Vij added.
Further Chief Secretary, House, Jails, Legal Investigation and Administration of Justice Division, Rajeev Arora, Secretary, House-I Division, T L Satyaprakash, Director Common of Police Manoj Yadava, Further Director Common of Police Navdeep Singh Virk and Further Advocate Common Deepak Manchanda had been current within the assembly.
In November final yr, Vij had introduced the organising of a three-member committee to draft a legislation towards “love jihad”, a time period utilized by BJP leaders to explain spiritual conversions within the guise of marriage.
The announcement had come days after the Uttar Pradesh authorities cleared a draft ordinance towards conversion via drive or fraudulent means.
Vij had earlier stated that the “drafting committee fashioned to border anti-conversion legislation” in Haryana comprised T L Satyaprakash, Navdeep Singh Virk and Deepak Manchanda.
The house minister had then advised the Haryana Meeting that the state authorities was contemplating a legislation towards “love jihad” and had sought info from Himachal Pradesh.
The Himachal Pradesh Meeting had handed a invoice in 2019 towards conversion by drive, inducement or via a wedding solemnised for the “sole goal” of adopting a brand new faith.
Replying to a calling consideration movement within the Haryana Meeting on the homicide of a younger girl in Ballabhgarh, the house minister had stated, “Anybody can marry anybody, anybody can fall in love with anybody. But when there’s a conspiracy for altering faith by trapping somebody in love, then it is rather essential to cease that conspiracy. We are going to take no matter steps are required.”