MP Freedom to Religion Bill, 2020

Madhya Pradesh government approved draft MP Freedom to Religion Bill, 2020. It is a proposed law under which forcing religious conversions would attract 1 to 5 years of imprisonment and a minimum of Rs.25,000 fine. It will replace the current MP Dharma Swatantrya Abhiniyam, 1968, which the state government considers to be redundant. Unlike the UP law, this law does not require individual converting on his own free will to report to the district magistrate. However, it requires that individual to approach a priest for conversion and the priest concerned has to inform the district administration.