Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh in the conversion from the prohibition ordinance was getting political mercury. On Monday, the Bahujan Samaj Party demanded the government to reconsider the ordinance, while the Samajwadi Party bluntly stated that no such law is acceptable and will be strongly opposed. On the other hand, there has also been a backlash from Muslim gurus. On Monday, BSP President and former Chief Minister Mayawati expressed the party's intention by tweeting.
Mayawati tweeted, "The religious conversion ordinance brought by the Uttar Pradesh government in the face of love jihad is full of many apprehensions, whereas there is neither special recognition nor acceptance of forced conversions anywhere in the country. He further said, many laws are already in effect in this regard. The government should reconsider this, this is the demand of the BSP. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has approved the 'Uttar Pradesh Unlawful Religion Transformation Prohibition Ordinance, 2020' in which forcible or fraudulent conversion and ten years imprisonment and getting fined up to 50 thousand rupees in various categories. Can be applied. After the approval of the Governor, the notification of Uttar Pradesh Unlawful Religion Prohibition Ordinance, 2020 was released on Saturday.
Hours after the governor approved the ordinance, Samajwadi Party President and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday that his party would completely oppose the bill when it was introduced in the assembly. Yadav said that SP is not in favor of any such law. He said that the government is promoting inter-caste and inter-caste marriages on the one hand and making such laws on the other side, then why is this double treatment? Significantly, the ordinance can remain in effect for six months and within this period it will be necessary to bring a bill in the Legislative Assembly to enact the law. The ordinance was approved in the cabinet meeting last Tuesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. This includes deceit, fraud, for marriage Provision of maximum 10 years of imprisonment and fine has been made on inducement or forced conversion. Recently during the by-election, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had said that the government will enact a new law to deal with 'Love Jihad'.
As soon as the ordinance came into effect, a first lawsuit was filed in the Devarnian police station area of Bareilly district on Saturday in which a youth pressured a married woman to convert to marriage and threatened her entire family. A case has been registered against Devashian police station against Uvash Ahmed under the Indian Penal Code and new ordinance. Deputy Inspector General of Police of Bareilly Zone Rajesh Pandey said on Sunday that the first case has been registered on Tehram of Tikaram in Deorania police station in Bareilly district. He said that according to the plaintiff, the pressure of forced conversion was being made by a young man from his village, who has been booked under sections of the IPC as well as a new ordinance.
Muslim scholars have also started giving their feedback in this matter. According to the news received from Basti district on Monday, Mufti Akhtar Hussain of Madrasa Alimia Jamdashahi said that the state government is going to enact a law against the so-called love jihad, which does not lead to conversion, then Muslims should be thanked because Islam Is also against such work. He said, Love Jihad has no existence (existence) in Islam, but this word was also never used. Islam does not allow non-Muslims to marry. Islam is against coercive conversion in any way. Mufti Akhtar Hussain also said that governments are only complicit.