MP Police arrests man under the anti-conversion law

    22-Jan-2021
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Madhya Pradesh (MP) Police have arrested a married Muslim man under a new law that penalizes religious conversions through fraudulent means, following a complaint filed by a woman in the Barwani district.
 
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“On the basis of a written complaint filed by a 22- year-old woman, a 28-year-old man was arrested on Monday on charges of rape under provisions of the Freedom of Religion ordinance,” Barwani Police station in-charge Rajesh Yadav said.
 
In Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, there is a provision of three to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of ₹50,000 in marriage cases carried out by hiding religion. In cases involving religious conversion of members of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minors, a provision has been made for the imprisonment of two to 10 years and ₹50,000 fine.
 
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