Adityanath praises UP's anti-conversion law and urges an end to caste and regional discrimination
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, declared on Monday that if caste and regional prejudice are eliminated, no force in the world would be able to halt India's rise.
The UP CM was addressing at the "Banjara Kumbh 2023" occasion at Jamner, which is some 415 kilometers away from here in the district of Jalgaon. Both members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and several leaders from the Banjara community were there.
No authority in the world would be able to halt our growth, Adityanath stated, "unless we eliminate caste and regional prejudice and refrain from using any divisive technique."
Regarding the subject of religious conversions, the UP CM said that his state had strict laws against such behavior, and violators may face up to 10 years in prison.
In the most populous state in the nation, Uttar Pradesh, the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act went into effect in November 2020.
"There are some individuals who convert to religion under false pretenses, but we must all work together to stop them. We can defeat their intent by implementing Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas (prosperity for everyone through everyone's efforts and trust)," Adityanath added.
"Nobody may do (fraudulent or illegal) religious conversion any more in Uttar Pradesh. An perpetrator faces a ten-year prison sentence if proven guilty. But if a convert decides to return (ghar wapsi), the law does not apply to them and they will not face punishment. He or she may revert to being Hindu, he said.
Additionally, he asserted that the nation was endowed with "sanatan dharm," the world's oldest religion and the foundation for human wellbeing.
Humanity is what Sanatan dharm implies, according to Adityanath.