Under the Love Jihad Act in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, if a person forces someone to change religion by luring, straying or intimidating, then he can be sentenced to five years. But some social workers and organizations have challenged it in the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court issues notice to Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand after hearing a petition challenging the laws brought by the two state governments to check unlawful religious conversions pic.twitter.com/AJRhqNFOjO
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They say that through this law, the police and the government are harassing the loving people and those who marry without the consent of their parents. Also, there is an allegation that only minorities are being targeted through this.
During the hearing, the petitioners demanded the Supreme Court to stop the provisions of Love Jihad. The Supreme Court refused to ban it.