Charges filed against accused truck driver and part-time DJ player of Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Ordinance-2020
In contrast to ‘Love Jihad’ in Madhya Pradesh ‘Religious Freedom Ordinance-2020’ According to The first case Recorded. The case has been registered in Barwani district of the state. A 22-year-old girl has filed a lawsuit against a 25-year-old man accused of being a truck driver and a part-time DJ player. The Madhya Pradesh cabinet on December 29 approved the ‘Religious Freedom Ordinance-2020’.
A case has been registered against a 22-year-old married man in Barwani for allegedly harassing a 22-year-old girl under the state’s ‘Religious Freedom Ordinance 2020’. The accused Sohail Mansuri alias Sunny is also a truck driver and part-time DJ player. A case has been lodged with Barwani Kotwali police station in Barwani district on Sunday under the provisions of 3376 (rape) 294, 323 (assault), 50 in (criminal intimidation) and Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Ordinance 2020. He has been shifted to Palsud police station for further investigation of the case.
The Madhya Pradesh government on December 29 approved the ‘Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Ordinance-2020’ against the so-called ‘love jihad’. The ordinance provides for imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine of up to Rs one lakh for marriage and any other fraudulent conversion.
The ordinance is similar in some cases to the “Prohibition of Religion Act against Uttar Pradesh-2020” notified by the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh, which also provides for a maximum imprisonment of ten years for forcible conversion.