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Love Jihad law soon to be exercised in Karnataka

Love Jihad law soon to be exercised in Karnataka

Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr. CN Ashwanth Narayan has said, "Many states have already brought in the bills. We are also in the process of bringing bills against 'love jihad' and to impose a ban on cow slaughter.

State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said, "Love jihad" is a coinage used by right-wing activists to refer to the alleged campaign of Muslims forcing Hindu girls to convert in the guise of love when Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh governments started mulling over it (a law), we too started thinking about it- how to do it, how to ensure that there was pressure or force involved (in conversion)- it is the main thing."

"For the first offence, a person can be given a rigorous punishment of one to seven years with a fine ranging from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. For the second offence, the person can be given 10-year rigorous imprisonment with a fine up to Rs 5 lakh," Uttar Pradesh law states.