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Karnataka Cabinet clears contentious anti-religious bill

The Karnataka Cabinet on Monday gave a green signal to table the much anticipated anti-conversion bill. The bill aims at putting brakes on illegal religious conversions across Karnataka.

Karnataka Cabinet clears contentious anti-religious bill-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Dec 20, 2021, 3:38 PM IST
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After hinting at bringing a law to deal with anti-religious conversion a few months ago, the Karnataka Cabinet on Monday has cleared the contentious anti-religious conversion bill in the Assembly. The bill will be tabled tomorrow.

Karnataka Home Minister had confirmed with Asianet Newsable earlier that the government will bring a clause to existing Article 25 of the Constitution which permits for a person to choose a particular religion, however, it lacked any clause to punish those involved in illegal religious conversion.

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