Karnataka BJP expected to enact Anti-religious conversion law
On Friday, the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the state will soon have an anti-religious conversion law.
Replying to a query on the meeting with a group of seers, seeking a ban on religious conversion, Bommai said, “The state government is studying related laws enacted by other states and soon anti-conversion legislation will be formulated.
According to the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti convener Mohana Gowda, under whose aegis the event was organized, over 50 seers of various Hindu religious orders met Bommai and stressed the need for a law banning religious conversion.
Sri Ram Sena had warned that it would launch a statewide agitation if the ruling BJP government in Karnataka doesn’t enact a law to ban forceful conversions.
According to the chief of Sri Ram Sena, Pramod Muthalik, “religious conversions are taking place from the period of the British.”
Seers of various mutts have appealed to the state government for implementing the act.
The religious conversions issue was also raised by Hosadurga BJP MLA Goolihatti Shekar during the Monsoon session.
He had claimed that thousands have been converted in his constituency and missionaries’ have foisted rape and atrocity cases on those who questioned conversion activities.
Later, he had organized a ‘Ghar wapsi‘ programme in his constituency to bring back Hindus from Christianity.
Chief Minister Bommai said, “The Karnataka government is already studying the laws passed by some states in this regard. Karnataka would soon come out with its own act.”
He added that Constitution is clear against conversions by means of force and inducements. “I have spoken against this in the past too,” he maintained.
The bill regarding the same will be mooted in the coming winter session scheduled to be held in Suvarna Soudha at Belagavi next month.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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