Bengaluru: After Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka BJP minister says state will bring law against ‘love jihad’.

The statement comes days after the Allahabad High Court held that conversion of religion for the purpose of marriage was illegal.

Karnataka Tourism Minister and BJP national general secretary CT Ravi on Tuesday said a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage will be enacted in the state.

CT Ravi said the government will not remain silent when ‘Jihadis’ strip the dignity of women in the state.

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The BJP leader made his statement through a tweet on Tuesday, writing, “On lines of Allahabad High Court’s order, Karnataka will enact a law banning religious conversions for the sake of marriage. We will not remain silent when Jihadis strip the dignity of our Sisters. Anyone involved in the act of conversion shall face severe & swift punishment”.

However, state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan have suggested caution and a study of the law that is proposed before any such step is taken in Karnataka.