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Indian state government backs harsh anti-conversion law

Catholic World News - July 10, 2013

The government of Madhya Pradesh has introduced legislation that would make the central Indian state’s anti-conversion law more stringent.

The state’s chief minister and the majority of legislators are members of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

Under the legislation, priests and other clergy would be required to inform civil authorities of possible conversions at least 30 days in advance. Those accused of winning conversions through financial incentives face imprisonment: three years if the convert is a man, and four years if the convert is a woman or a Dalit (untouchable).

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