No plans to enact anti-conversion law to curb interfaith marriages, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in a written reply to the Lower House, that detection and investigation of offences related to religious conversions is the concern of state governments

Press Trust of India February 03, 2021 14:18:19 IST
No plans to enact anti-conversion law to curb interfaith marriages, Centre tells Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The central government has no plans to enact an anti-conversion law to curb interfaith marriages, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concerns of state governments, adding that law enforcement agencies take action whenever such instances of violation come to the fore.

Reddy said in a written reply that the central government has no plans to enact a central anti-conversion law to curb interfaith marriages.

"Public order and police are state subjects as per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution and hence, prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of offences related to religious conversions are primarily the concerns of state governments and Union Territory administrations.

"Action is taken as per existing laws by law enforcing agencies whenever instances of violation come to notice," he said.

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