Love Jihad Legislation: The legislation introduced by Uttar Pradesh authorities towards forcible spiritual conversions, which is being known as because the love-jihad legislation of the state, has been challenged within the Supreme Court docket. Two pleas have been filed concerning the identical calling the brand new legislation as a violation of the basic rights and have sought instructions to authorities to not give impact to the identical.
Each the petitioner, Neeraj Shukla and Vishal Thakre are legal professionals.
The PIL, filed by Vishal Thakre sought instructions to declare the supply as ultra-vires the Structure of India.
The general public curiosity litigation (PIL) is difficult the “The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition Of Illegal Conversion Of Faith Ordinance, 2020” handed by the federal government of Uttar Pradesh. It’s towards the general public coverage and society at massive, the plea stated.
The ordinance handed by UP authorities towards forcible or fraudulent spiritual conversions supplies for imprisonment as much as 10 years and a most fantastic of Rs 50,000 underneath totally different classes. The promulgation of the Ordinance got here 4 days after the Yogi Adityanath authorities had permitted the draft of the laws which additionally curbs spiritual conversions just for the sake of marriage.
In the meantime Karnataka Dwelling Minister Basavaraj Bommai, on Thursday, stated that the state could have a legislation towards “love jihad”, and officers have been directed to collect info concerning an ordinance promulgated in Uttar Pradesh on this regard.