No proposal on Central anti-conversion legislation to suppress inter-religion marriages: Centre

The governing administration of India has ruled out any proposals to deliver a central anti-conversion legislation to suppress interfaith marriages.

It also instructed that troubles relevant to spiritual conversions are principally the concerns of point out governments.


On Tuesday, Union Minister of Point out for House G Kishan Reddy reported that regulation enforcement organizations acquire action every time such scenarios of violation come to the fore.

Reddy mentioned in a written query that the central government has no plans to enact a central anti-conversion regulation to curb interfaith marriages.

“Public order and police are condition subjects as per the Seventh Plan to the Constitution and hence, avoidance, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of offences associated to religious conversions are largely the concerns of condition governments and Union Territory administrations.

The statement was in response to thoughts raised by five Congress MPs from Kerala who experienced requested if the governing administration thought that compelled conversions had been taking place because of interfaith marriages and specifics of any legal guidelines planned to suppress them.

The issues came in the wake of broadly-criticised legislation that focus on interfaith marriages enacted by Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh – each ruled by the BJP. Many other states governed by the social gathering like Haryana, Assam and Karnataka have also introduced designs for this kind of laws.

“Action is taken as per current laws by regulation enforcing agencies whenever occasions of violation arrive to observe,” Reddy additional. (With PTI inputs)