UP Registers First Case Under New Love Jihad Rule In Bareilly
The Bareilly police is on the lookout for a youth who was booked under the new Love Jihad law for forcing a young girl to marry him and convert her religion or face dire consequences
The first case in Uttar Pradesh under the newly passed Love Jihad ordinance was registered in Bareilly on Saturday night. The accused, Uwaish Mohammed has been named by a girl’s father in his First Investigation report (FIR) for luring his daughter and forcing her to convert to another faith, failing which she was threatened with dire consequences.
The complaint was lodged at the Devraniya police station under sections three and five of the Vidhi Virush Dharam Parivartan Adhiniyam (anti-conversion law). The culprit is currently absconding, and the local police are on the lookout for him.
The Yogi Adityanath government passed the long-due decree in a cabinet meeting on 24 November, legalising serious charges against those who propagate, instigate and participate in forcefully converting innocent Hindu girls to a certain other religion. While forced religious conversions will attract 5 years in jail and a fine of up to 15,000 rupees, involuntary and deceitful conversions of minors and scheduled caste, schedule tribe women can lead to a jail term of three to 10 years and a fine of 25,000 rupees. Those who are involved in pushing for coerced mass conversions will again be liable for three to 10 years behind bars and can be fined up to 50,000 rupees.
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