In Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, the police stopped an inter-religious marriage with mutual consent. The police did not say much to the media, but both the parties were called to the police station and informed about the Uttar Pradesh law against religion conversion prohibition law implemented in UP. And asked him to get permission to marry DM. This happened because the wedding party was not aware of the new law.
The UP government approved the Prohibition of Religion Ordinance on 24 November. And later the Governor recognized this ordinance as a law. This new law came into force in the state. Important points have been included in this conversion. Important things have also been said about marriage and new provisions have also been made. Let us tell you that if you want to have an inter-religious marriage in UP, then you have to prepare for it.
Inter-religious marriage without converting
from the incident in Lucknow made it clear that even if the boys and girls of different faiths want to have inter-religious marriage (court marriage or registered marriage) with the mutual consent of their families, they are still called as DM (DM) ) Here, two months before applying, permission has to be obtained for marriage. This was the reason, due to which the police stopped the marriage being done in Lucknow on Thursday by mutual consent and asked the DM to get permission for the marriage. However, in this case, Lucknow DM Abhishek Prakash says that he is not yet able to observe the new law due to being busy in elections. Only after seeing this, they will be able to say something on this matter.
For marriage, conversion of religion is invalid, marriage will be considered void.
According to this law, if a person converts or gets a girl converted only for marriage, then such marriage will fall under the category of zero. This means that marriage will be illegal in the eyes of law. In such a situation, there is a provision of a minimum sentence of 3 years and maximum 10 years for violating the new law. Also, financial penalty can also be imposed.
This is the process of conversion:
The new law has also taken care of those who want to convert. Such persons will have to inform the District Magistrate (DM) two months in advance as per the prescribed format. They have to declare that they are converting without any greed, fear and deception. If they do not do so then it will be considered a violation of law. If found guilty, there is a provision of punishment from 6 months to 3 years. There will also be financial penalty.
A person desirous of converting from one religion to another must proclaim before the prescribed authority that this conversion is being done without greed, fear, influence, oppression, without coercion, without any fraud. Or it is not done only for marriage.
Legislation for minor and SC, ST women
Under the new law, conversion or conversion of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe woman or any minor girl will also be counted as a crime. There is a provision of imprisonment for a minimum of 3 years and maximum of 10 years of imprisonment for the above offense committed with minor girls, Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe woman. Also, a fine of at least 25 thousand rupees can be imposed.
Curb mass conversion
To change the collective faith of the same type or make of the case will also apply this law. Under which the registration of social organizations doing or getting done this will be canceled. If found guilty, strict action will be taken against them. In cases of mass conversion, there will be a punishment of not less than 3 years, but this punishment can be extended to a maximum of 10 years of imprisonment. In such cases the fine amount will not be less than Rs 50 thousand.
Only the first-class magistrate will hear
Under this new law, it is considered a cognizable offense to force the conversion of religion from one religion to another by falsehood, force, influence, oppression, greed or any deception. This offense is non-bailable. Such cases will be heard in the court of first class magistrate.