Editorial

BJP ruling States should restrain from acting against interfaith couples under anti-conversion law

There is an urgent need to restrain the RSS controlled BJP governing States like, Madhya Pradesh, Utter Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Karnataka, Assam, Arunachal etc., state governments to not prosecute under Section 10 of their respective Freedom of Religion Act those adults who solemnise their marriage on their own volition.

While Section 10 of their respective Freedom of Religion Act makes it obligatory for a citizen desiring (religious) conversion to give a (prior) declaration in this regard to the district magistrate, is an ex facie, unconstitutional in the teeth of natural justice and ounce’s personal freedom.

The BJP ruling States shall not prosecute adult citizens if they solemnise marriage on their own volition and should not take coercive action for violation of Section 10 of Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act.

The Supreme Court time and again cited, there can be a strong prima facie cases are made out by the victims and for grant of interim protection in relation to marriage of two adult citizens on their volition and against any coercive action for violation of Section 10. There should be no room for promoting hate between inter faith couple.