Bangalore: The Karnataka Legislative assembly has passed the anti-conversion bill amidst heavy opposition from the Congress leaders. As per the process, it will now be sent to the council for approval. In the earlier discussions, Law Minister J C Madhuswamy had a tiff with the former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Siddharamaiah, Madhuswamy had alleged that the bill was conceived during the latter’s tenure.
The Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 is commonly known as the anti-conversion Bill. It has several provisions such as, maximum punishment of 10 years of imprisonment for forcible conversion of persons from Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe communities, minors and women, to another religion.
Even as the House was debating the passage of the bill, news broke that a church in Karnataka’s Chikkaballapur district was vandalised by miscreants early Thursday morning.
Source: The article has been published by the Indian Express with a few edits by the ArdorComm News Network Team