FIRST FIR REGISTERED BY UP POLICE UNDER ANTI-CONVERSION LAW

Facts

The case was filed after the victim’s father complained to the police. The woman’s father, a resident of Deorania village, lodged a complaint against Uwais Ahmed and said he befriended his daughter when they were studying. He added that Ahmed was forcing his daughter to convert and get married to him. He said that Ahmed had threatened to kill his family members if he opposed the marriage. An FIR has been registered against him at Deorania police station and action has been initiated.

One of it’s kind

This is the first case registered against love jihad in the country and it came just a day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel approved the ordinance against the practice.

Punishment

As per the ordinance passed by the State Government on 28/11/2020, the maximum punishment for violators can be a jail term of up to 10 years. Under the new law, those who are willing to change their religion will have to apply to the district magistrate two months ahead.

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